has been seized by the Iranian naval forces at the request of Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization", IPMO Deputy Chief Hadi Haqshenas explained that Maersk Tigris has been engaged in payment disputes with the Iranian Pars Tala'eyeh Oil Products Company for several years.
to make up for the financial losses of the plaintiff, the decree was sent to IPMO - which is in charge of maritime affairs according to the international laws and regulations - on March 15, 2015 to be put into effect".
"The IPMO then requested the operational forces to put the court ruling in action," Haqshenas continued.
Haqshenas's statements were later repeated in an official statement of the IPMO, where the organization underscored that the seizure was "purely the result of a legal case and not a military development in nature".
But where does that leave the free-floating IPMOs in Orion?
By obtaining good spectra of IPMOs, astronomers can likely determine their radial (line-of-sight) velocities.