Jakarta – The MT Horse, belonging to the National Iranian Tanker Company seized by Indonesia in January over the suspected illegal transfer of oil has been released, an Indonesian official said on Saturday. The court ruled the vessel could leave Indonesia, while the captain would be subject to two-year probation with no fine.
Jakarta has said it seized the MT Horse over the suspected illegal transfer of oil in Indonesian waters, while Iran’s foreign ministry said the seizure was over “a technical issue and it happens in shipping field”.
Last year, it used the MT Horse to deliver 2.1 million barrels of condensate to fellow U.S.-sanctioned Venezuela. Iran’s state broadcaster said the vessel had resumed its mission before returning home. The MT Horse, belonging to the National Iranian Tanker Company that had been detained in Indonesian waters since January 24, was released on Friday.