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Romanian Oil Firm Says Its Oil Rig Attacked, Seized by Iran

By VOA News

A Romanian oil company says Iranian forces have fired on and later boarded a Romanian oil rig moored in the Persian Gulf.

In Bucharest, a spokesman for the oil firm Grup Servicii Petroliere (GSP) said a worker telephoned from the Gulf this Tuesday morning and said an Iranian military helicopter had opened fire on the rig. The worker said Iranian troops boarded the platform a short while later.

The GSP spokesman said he had no information about injuries or deaths, and said there has been no further contact with the rig.

Iran has not commented on the incident.

The 13,000-ton Orizont rig, with 26 people on board, had been operating in the Gulf off the coast of Iran since last October.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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