Tanker Stena Impero sailed from the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas today (27), heading for Dubai after being released by the Persian authorities.
Last Wednesday, Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei had said the clearance procedures had been completed.
Rabiei's announcement indicated that the release of the ship would be imminent. This Friday (27), the Iranian government authorized the crew to leave the port.
"Stena Impero began today at 9:00 am (2:30 am GMT) its journey from the port of Bandar Abbas towards the international corridor in the Persian Gulf," published the government note of the province of Hormozgan the UrduPoint portal.
Currently, the tanker is on its way to Port Rashid in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The vessel is expected to reach its destination today, after a journey of about 250 km from Iran's Bandar Abbas port, reported to Reuters.
On July 19, Stena Impero was arrested by the Guardian Corps of the Islamic Revolution of Iran on charges of violating international shipping rules. The episode followed the arrest of the Iranian ship Adrian Darya 1, formerly known as Grace 1, by the British authorities in Gibraltar.
Since then, tensions between Iran and the United Kingdom have risen. Adrian Darya 1 was released in August.
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