Posts tagged as tanker

British Gibraltar releases seized Iran oil tanker

Monday, August 19, 2019

An Iranian oil tanker detained by Gibraltar, part of the United Kingdom, has sailed away from port after being allowed to do so despite Washington’s call to detain it again. British public broadcaster BBC reports that Gibraltar rejected on Sunday, August 18, a request by the U.S. to again seize the ship, which has changed its name from Grace 1 to Adrian Darya-1. On Thursday, August 15, Gibraltar lifted its…

Report: Iran seizes tanker carrying ‘smuggled fuel’

Monday, August 5, 2019

Iranian forces seized a ship in the Persian Gulf suspected of carrying smuggled fuel, state media reported Sunday, marking the Revolutionary Guard’s third seizure of a vessel in recent weeks and the latest show of strength by the paramilitary force amid a spike in regional tensions. State TV and the semi-official Fars news agency reported that seven crewmembers were detained when the ship was seized late Wednesday while carrying 185,000…

Crew of Iran-seized tanker is safe, owners of vessel say

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Stena Bulk, the Swedish firm, which is the owner of the UK-registered oil tanker arrested by Iran, has stated that it has been allowed to contact the crew, which includes a Latvian, to estabilsh that they were safe. French news agency AFP reports that Stena Bulk said in a statement that the ship’s captain «advised that everyone was safe with good cooperation with the Iranian personnel onboard». Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary…

Britain says Iranian vessels tried to block tanker in Gulf

Thursday, July 11, 2019

The British navy said it prevented three Iranian paramilitary vessels from impeding the passage of a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz early Thursday, a day after Iran’s president warned of repercussions for the seizure of its own supertanker. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard denied the allegations, saying if it had received orders to seize any ships it would have done so immediately. The incident came at a time of…