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Watch: Dramatic crew rescue from burning boat

A documentary film crew have rescued nine crew members from their ship in the Persian Gulf, according to Iranian news reports.

NINE CREW members have been rescued from their blazing vessel in the Persian Gulf by a passing documentary film team, who just happened to be in the area.

Iranian media reports that the ship was transporting fuel from Iran to Dubai when a fire broke out on board:

(Video via detodtodo)

Separately, reports from Tehran today warned that the Iranian government is considering cutting more EU countries off from its oil supplies in an ongoing row over expanding EU sanctions. The sanctions against the import of Iranian oil are due to take effect in July, but Iran has reacted by pre-emptively halting supplies to France and Britain.

The Iranian oil ministry said yesterday that it had already stopped its oil shipments to France and Britain.

Government officials had earlier warned that they would easily find replacement customers for its oil supplies if the EU pushed ahead with its sanctions.

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