Rappler's latest stories on Stena Impero
(3rd UPDATE) 'Despite the vessel's clearance, its legal case is still open in Iran's courts,' says the Hormozgan province's maritime organization
Stena Bulk, the company that owns Stena Impero, says that it expects the vessel to be released soon, but expresses caution about the situation
The British-flagged tanker Stena Impero has a total crew of 23 on board
The US Justice Department alleges the tanker Grace 1 is part of a scheme 'to unlawfully access the US financial system to support illicit shipments to Syria from Iran by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps'
The Grace 1 will be renamed and switched to the Iranian flag for its onward journey, an official says
Britain currently has the HMS Montrose warship in the Gulf and a handful of smaller naval vessels. The Montrose had tried to rush in to rescue the Stena Impero but arrived too late to the scene.
Aside from a Filipino seafarer, the rest of the 23 detained crew of the oil tanker Stena Impero hail from India, Russia, and Latvia
The standoff comes at a sensitive time for Britain, with May due to resign on Wednesday over her Brexit strategy and with former foreign minister Boris Johnson the overwhelming favourite to replace her
Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a meeting of Britain's emergencies committee on Monday, July 22, to discuss the seizure of the Stena Impero
Iran has so far ignored mounting European appeals to release the British-flagged tanker
Germany and France urge Iran to release the tanker, whose seizure Berlin called a 'dangerous further aggravation of an already tense situation'
(UPDATED) The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs says one of the crew members of the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero is a Filipino citizen