Five more sailors to return to Myanmar from tanker detained by Iranian authorities


Five crew members of the South Korean tanker MT Hankuk Chemi, freed in early February, will return to Myanmar via South Korea. This was reported by Yonhap News with reference to representatives of the South Korean Foreign Ministry.

According to them, the citizens of Myanmar will arrive at Incheon International Airport on March 2. The exact time was not reported.

Recall that a tanker flying the South Korean flag and 20 crew members (11 citizens of Myanmar, five citizens of South Korea and two citizens of Indonesia and Vietnam) were seized on January 4 in the Strait of Hormuz by representatives of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps under the pretext of chemical pollution of the environment.

As reported by  IA REGNUM , on February 10, the South Korean sailor returned home for health reasons.