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U.S. Coast Guard Seizes Tanker, Ejects Iraqi Crew

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Tuesday it had taken control of an Egyptian-owned oil tanker on the east coast of the United States after boarding the vessel and ejecting two of its Iraqi crew members. The Coast Guard would not say when or why it boarded the vessel or what happened to the Iraqi nationals. “I cannot discuss that right now because it is an ongoing operation,” USCG Atlantic Area Command spokesman Bill Barry told Reuters. He declined to comment on whether the FBI, immigration services or other federal or local authorities were involved. He said the Qatari-flagged, 153,000 deadweight tons Aldawha crude oil tanker was being allowed to discharge its cargo at El Paso Corp.’s Eagle Point refinery in New Jersey. “It is offloading product, and we still have positive control of the vessel,” said the Coast Guard’s Barry. Full Story

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