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Gulf Sky: 'Our ship was hijacked and taken to Iran'

September 3, 2021
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Gulf Sky: 'Our ship was hijacked and taken to Iran'

Former crew of the Gulf Sky, an oil tanker that disappeared off the coast of the UAE last summer before being taken to Iran and repurposed in a suspected hijacking, have spoken to the BBC’s Joshua Cheetham about their ordeal.

In July 2020, the oil tanker Gulf Sky vanished from waters off the United Arab Emirates, along with its crew. Days later it turned up in Iran where it's now suspected to be working as a "ghost ship" - helping the regime ferry oil in breach of sanctions.

For the first time, eight former crew have spoken to the BBC about the ship's disappearance, saying they were hijacked by a group of armed men. All but the captain have asked not to be named, out of fear for their safety and livelihoods.

Read the full article on the BBC.

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