FILE PHOTO: Stena Impero, a British-flagged vessel owned by Stena Bulk, is seen at undisclosed place off the coast of Bandar Abbas, Iran August 22, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia Information Company) by way of REUTERS./File Photograph
DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s international ministry mentioned a detention order on the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero was lifted on Wednesday, however added that an investigation into the vessel was ongoing.
“The lifting of the detention order towards Steno Impero was finalised right now, however the investigation of a few of its violations and environmental injury stays open,” ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi mentioned in a tweet.
“The proprietor and captain of the ship have made a written dedication to simply accept the court docket’s choice on this regard,” he mentioned.
Iranian forces seized the Stena Impero on July 19 for alleged marine violations two weeks after British marines detained an Iranian tanker off Gibraltar. The Iranian vessel was launched in August.
(This story corrects spelling of tanker’s title in lead).
Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Modifying by Andrew Heavens