Gibraltar releases Grace 1 oil tanker despite US’s effort to seize it
Gibraltar authority made a decision to release Iran’s Grace 1 oil tanker on August 15 even though the US had asked to keep it.
Members of Grace 1 oil tanker prepare to leave Gibraltar (photo: Aljazeera)
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had called the US’s purpose of keeping the Grace 1 oil tanker a “piracy attempt”
According to Jalil Eslami, deputy head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organizations, the Grace 1 oil tanker prepares to leave Gibraltar on Friday (August 16). He also confirmed on the Iran’s television “The 25-member crew will start their journey after preparations, including refueling”.
This Iranian oil tanker’s release could open a door for the discharge the British’s Stena Impero tanker which is still in hands of Iran.
Reuters, CNN ( Van Nguyen )