Iran Oil Tanker Departs After Gibraltar Rejects US Demand
Monday, August 19, 2019, 8:07 AM
The Iranian oil tanker at the centre of a diplomatic dispute has departed from Gibraltar after the British overseas territory rejected a US demand to seize the vessel. According to the monitoring website Marine Traffic, the supertanker which had been detained since July 4 off the coast of Gibraltar lifted anchor Sunday evening and started sailing south.
Iran Says It Has Made "No Commitment" For Release Of Tanker In Gibraltar
Saturday, August 17, 2019, 7:52 AM
Iran has made no-commitments to gain the release of its tanker from detention in Gibraltar, an-Iranian-government spokesman was quoted as saying reiterating that Grace-1 was never bound for Syria as alleged by its captors. Fabian Picardo, chief-minister for the British territory, said detention order was lifted after written assurances from Tehran that ship would not discharge oil in Syria in violation of European-Union sanctions.
India In Touch With Gibraltar For Release Of Indians On Board Seized Ship
Friday, August 2, 2019, 8:48 AM
India on Thursday said it was in close contact with Gibraltar to secure the release of 24 Indian crew on board a seized Iranian oil tanker. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that the Indian Embassy in Tehran is also in touch with Iranian authorities for release of 18 Indians on board a British oil tanker seized by Iran's Revolutionary Guards.