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The British-flagged tanker Stena Impero was at the center point of a diplomatic deadlock after Iranian forces seized it in July, now arrives at Dubai's Port Rashid on Friday after cruising out of Iranian waters.

British-flagged tanker Stena Impero arrives in Dubai following 10-week detention in Iran

The British-flagged tanker Stena Impero was at the center point of a diplomatic deadlock after Iranian forces seized it in July, now arrives at Dubai’s Port Rashid on Friday after cruising out of Iranian waters. 

Refintiv shipping data affirmed, Stena Impero left Iran’s Bandar Abbas port on Friday morning and headed for Dubai. Where the crew will be repatriated, the vessel’s Swedish owner Stena Bulk stated, in the wake of being detained for ten weeks. 

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards seized the ship in the Strait of Hormuz, an important oil shipping route, for supposed marine violation two weeks after Britain confined an Iranian tanker off the region of Gibraltar. Grace 1 was released in August. 

Iranian authorities have just released the tanker of 23 member crew, out of which seven were already released.

“Its reached at global waters,” Stena Bulk Chief Executive Erik Hansell told Reuters. 

He included, “The crew members will get medical checks and debriefing by the organization, following which provisions have been made for them to return directly to their families in their respective nations. 

“Stena Bulk and Northern Marine Management would like to take this occasion to congratulate the crew for their professionalism in tackling this tough situation.

“Also, to their families who maintained a supportive and caring role throughout, that is commendable.” The crew will finally be with their families following ten weeks of confinement on the vessel.”Full support will be offered to them in the following weeks to help their recuperation.” The Reuters reported.

Handel stated, “Specifically we might want to perceive the endeavors of the Swedish Foreign Ministry all through this incidence and furthermore the help from different UK Government offices, composed by the Department for Transport’s marine division. 

“We are thankful for the consular visits on board from the government offices of Latvia, India, Russia, and the Philippines.” The National reported.

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