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Iran frees five Indian crew members from Portuguese ship seized in Gulf – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Iran on Thursday released seven crew members including five Indians from a Portuguese-flagged ship that was seized in the Gulf on April 13, according to Portugal's foreign ministry. The seized MSC Aries had 25 crew members on board, with seven members - five Indians, one Filipino, and one Estonian - being freed on Thursday. One Indian crew member had already been released prior to this development.The vessel was seized close to the Strait of Hormuz amid escalating tensions between Iran and Israel.Iran alleged that the container ship had connections to Israel at the time of its capture, coinciding with Iranian forces launching a large-scale drone attack against Israel. This attack came after an Israeli airstrike in Damascus that resulted in the deaths of seven Iranian military...