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All OK at Iranian oil port, Norwegian skipper says

All's well at the Iranian Kharg Island oil export terminal, according to the captain of a Norwegian oil tanker there. The captain of the Norwegian tanker Berge King said in a radio message to Oslo that he had completed loading a cargo of crude oil at Kharg terminal Thursday after arriving there Monday - the day Iraq claimed an attack had taken place.

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A spokesman for the ship's owners said the captain reported there had been no incidents of any kind during his stay.

Iran has repeatedly threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz - the key channel for Gulf oil trade - if Iraq disrupted deliveries there.

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