Iran's seized tanker Grace 1 will be freed by Tuesday evening - Fars

British Royal Marines seized the Iranian oil tanker on July 4 off the coast of the British Mediterranean territory of Gibraltar on suspicion of violating EU sanctions by taking oil to Syria.
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Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 sits anchored after it was seized this month by British Royal Marines off the coast of the British Mediterranean territory on suspicion of violating sanctions against Syria, Spain July 20, 2019. (Reuters)
Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 sits anchored after it was seized this month by British Royal Marines off the coast of the British Mediterranean territory on suspicion of violating sanctions against Syria, Spain July 20, 2019. (Reuters)

Iran's seized oil tanker Grace 1 will be freed by Tuesday evening, the country's semi-official Fars news agency quoted unidentified Gibraltar authorities as saying.

"Britain is interested in releasing Iran's oil tanker Grace 1 ... following the exchange of some documents, we hope the release will take place soon," the deputy head of Iran's ports and Maritime Organisation, Jalil Eslami, said in remarks reported by IRNA news agency.

British Royal Marines seized the Iranian oil tanker on July 4 off the coast of the British Mediterranean territory of Gibraltar on suspicion of violating EU sanctions by taking oil to Syria.

(Reuters)