Iraqi ports: The tugboat incident is an accident, and the naval forces are deployed in the regional waters

  • 2-02-2021, 14:00
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    Basra - INA

    The Iraqi Ports Company announced today, Tuesday, the details of the robbery of the marine tugboat inside the regional waters, while denying that it was exposed to a military operation.

    The general manager of the company, Farhan Al-Fartousi, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): “The tugboat entered the Iraqi territorial waters in a different way without the knowledge of the Iraqi port authorities or the Iraqi military maritime authorities,” indicating that “the tug was subjected to a robbery because our forces did not know of their presence in this place".

    He added that "the Iraqi naval forces are deployed in most of the regional waters, and we have warned more than once that it is necessary to inform every maritime piece entering the regional waters of its presence in order to be protected," pointing out that "what happened is the result of violations and failure to comply with laws and regulations."