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UK authorities release Iranian tanker detained in Gibraltar

The Iranian tanker vessel Grace 1 has been released by UK authorities in Gibraltar, where it had been held since early July. US authorities filed last-ditch request to seize the tanker.

Photo: JORGE GUERRERO/AFP / AFP

Iranian tanker ship Grace 1 is now free after having been held by UK authorities in Gibraltar since July 4, reports the Gibraltar Chronicle and other media.

Grace 1 was detained for suspicions that it was en route to Syria to deliver an oil cargo, in violation of international sanctions imposed on the country.

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