Crew in captured Swedish tanker in Iran mentally stressed

The crew in the Swedish tanker sailing under a British flag that was captured in Iran has spoken for the first time, revealing through their captain that they were in good health but under mental stress.

According to the captain aboard Stena Impero captured by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz, the crew is in good health but that they’re under mental stress because of the situation.

In a conversation with the CEO of Stena Bulk, owners of the ship that’s being held at the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas in the Arabian Gulf, the captain reportedly said the 23 men from the Philippines, Russia, Latvia and India that make up the crew have not been allowed off the ship and there is no response to the request by Stena Bulk to be allowed to visit the crew.

Sweden says it has not sought active involvement in the initiative to rescue the crew.

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