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British-flagged tanker heads into Dubai port after Iran release

Sep 27, 2019 - 6:16 PM

(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 IMPERO. A grab from images released by Iran Press on September 27, 2019 show the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, which had been held off the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas for more than two months, setting sail as it heads towards the Persian Gulf's international waters, according to the Hormozgan province's maritime organization. AFP PHOTO / IRAN PRESS

Iran says seized British-flagged tanker 'free' to leave

Sep 23, 2019 - 6:04 PM

Stena Bulk, the company that owns Stena Impero, says that it expects the vessel to be released soon, but expresses caution about the situation

SEIZED. This handout photo received on July 19, 2019 courtesy of Nico Kemps shows the Stena Impero, a British-flagged tanker, off the coast of Amsterdam on December 26, 2018. File photo by Nico Kemps/VesselFinder.com/AFP

7 crew members from tanker seized by Iran to be released

Sep 04, 2019 - 8:35 PM

The British-flagged tanker Stena Impero has a total crew of 23 on board

STENA IMPERO. This handout photo received on July 19, 2019 courtesy of Nico Kemps shows the Stena Impero, a British-flagged tanker, off the coast of Amsterdam on December 26, 2018.  File photo by Nico Kemps/VesselFinder.com/AFP

Iran tanker in limbo off Gibraltar as U.S. issues warrant

Aug 17, 2019 - 10:42 PM

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'

Picture shows Iranian supertanker Grace 1 off the coast of Gibraltar on August 15, 2019. Gibraltar's Supreme Court ruled today to release an Iranian supertanker seized last month on suspicion of shipping oil to Syria in breach of EU sanctions, despite a last-minute US request to detain the vessel. JORGE GUERRERO / AFP

Iran says tanker freed by Gibraltar poised to set sail

Aug 16, 2019 - 5:57 PM

The Grace 1 will be renamed and switched to the Iranian flag for its onward journey, an official says

FREED. Picture shows Iranian supertanker Grace 1 off the coast of Gibraltar on August 15, 2019. Photo by Jorge Guerrero/AFP

British navy to escort UK-flagged ships in Gulf strait

Jul 25, 2019 - 9:15 PM

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.

HMS MONTROSE. A picture taken on February 3, 2014, shows the British warship HMS Montrose docked in the Cypriot port of Limassol on February 3, 2014. File photo by AFP

Swedish owner of tanker seized by Iran says crew 'safe'

Jul 25, 2019 - 11:25 AM

Aside from a Filipino seafarer, the rest of the 23 detained crew of the oil tanker Stena Impero hail from India, Russia, and Latvia

An image grab taken from a broadcast by Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on July 22, 2019 shows crew members of the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero, after it was seized by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps. Britain on July 23, said it was planning a European-led protection force for shipping in the Gulf after Iranian authorities seized a British-flagged tanker in a dramatic escalation of tensions in the region. In a ramping up of tensions, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized the Stena Impero on July 19 in the Gulf's strategic Strait of Hormuz. IRIB / AFP

Britain holds crisis talks after Iran seizes tanker

Jul 22, 2019 - 5:56 PM

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

THERESA MAY. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at Chatham House in London on July 17, 2019. File photo by Henry Nicholls/AFP

Iran probes seized UK-flagged tanker, Britain to hold emergency meeting

Jul 22, 2019 - 9:24 AM

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

STENA IMPERO. This handout picture released by Tasnim News Agency on July 20, 2019, shows British-flagged tanker Stena Impero anchored in Bandar Abbas in southern Iran. Photo by Tasnim News/AFP

EU expresses 'deep concern' after Iran seizes tanker

Jul 20, 2019 - 10:42 PM

Iran has so far ignored mounting European appeals to release the British-flagged tanker

TANKER. This handout picture released by Tasnim News Agency on July 20, 2019, shows British-flagged tanker Stena Impero anchored in Bandar Abbas in southern Iran. Photo by Tasnim News / AFP

European powers urge Iran to release British-flagged tanker

Jul 20, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Germany and France urge Iran to release the tanker, whose seizure Berlin called a 'dangerous further aggravation of an already tense situation'

SEIZED. This handout photo received on July 19, 2019 courtesy of Nico Kemps shows the Stena Impero, a British-flagged tanker, off the coast of Amsterdam on December 26, 2018. Photo by Nico Kemps / Vesselfinder.com / AFP

Manila asks Iran to free Filipino on seized British-flagged tanker

Jul 20, 2019 - 4:20 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs says one of the crew members of the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero is a Filipino citizen

This handout photo received on July 19, 2019 courtesy of Nico Kemps shows the Stena Impero, a British-flagged tanker, off the coast of Amsterdam on December 26, 2018. The British-flagged tanker Stena Impero seized by Iran is now at anchor off the port of Bandar Abbas with all its crew aboard after colliding with a fishing boat, authorities said on July 20, 2019. The Swedish-owned Stena Impero "collided with a fishing boat", said Allah-Morad Afifipoor, director-general of the Hormozgan province port and maritime organisation.  Nico KEMPS / VESSELFINDER.COM / AFP