Apr 29, 2015, 5:20 PM
News Code: 81590115
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Marshal cargo ship seized by judicial arrest warrant

Tehran, April 29, IRNA – Following seizure of Marshal Islands flag-carrier cargo ship, Iranian Navigation and Ports Organization said in a statement that the vessel belonged to MAERSK shipping line and it was seized by Iranian coastguards on Court of Justice decree on April 28.

According to the Navigation and Ports Organization public relations bureau, the decree was issued upon a complaint lodged by a private company named 'Pars-Talaeeyeh Oil Products Company' against MAERSK Shipping Line.

The case passed its legal proceedings and finally MAERSK was sentenced to pay financial damages.

In the framework of international and domestic law and regulations the court ruling was notified to the organization, as the national governing body for marine affairs and was implemented by the coastguards.

The organization underlined that the issue is merely a legal case and has nothing to do with political issues.

The Navigation and Ports Organization said that the lawsuit is being administered by the Judiciary.

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