DUBAI, Sep. 4 (Reuters / EP) –
Iran's authorities will release the seven crew members of the 'Stena Impero', the British oil tanker captured by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in the Strait of Hormuz after Gibraltar intercepted a super-oil hired by the Ayatollah regime, the television network reported Iranian state.
The spokesman for the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abbas Musavi, has told the audiovisual network that the seven crew members have been released for humanitarian reasons and may soon leave the Islamic Republic.
The ship 'Stena Impero' was captured by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard on July 19, two weeks after Gibraltar intercepted the super-oil carrier 'Grace 1' on suspicion that it was carrying a cargo of crude oil destined for a refinery off the coast of Syria.
The Gibraltar authorities finally decided to release in August the ship hired by Iran, which then changed its flag and name to be renamed 'Adrian Darya', taught by the Islamic Republic.