A British-flagged oil tanker held by Iran for more than two months has been released by Tehran.
The Stena Impero tanker is "preparing for departure from Bandar Abbas" after being seized in Iran, a spokesman for owner Stena Bulk has said.
The head of the shipping firm that owns the British-flagged oil tanker held by Iran since July has said it is still in Iranian waters, a day after Tehran said the vessel was free to move.
Legal proceedings against a British-flagged oil tanker held by Tehran since July have concluded, Iran's government spokesman has said, although he does not know when the vessel will leave.
Iran has released seven crew members from detained British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero and they have flown out of Iran, according to the ship's owner.
Iran expects an oil tanker seized by the U.K. in the Strait of Gibraltar in July will be released soon, the semi-official Fars News agency reported Tuesday, a move that could help to ease concerns about the safety of shipping routes in the Middle East.
Shell boss Ben van Beurden said today that the company was closely monitoring tensions in the Strait of Hormuz.
The owner of a British tanker seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz earlier this month raised concerns about the safety of the crew still on board.
A second warship has arrived in the Strait of Hormuz to protect British ships as the Iranian seizure of a tanker enters its second week.
Iran has warned it will protect its waters after the UK set out plans to put together a European maritime force to defend shipping in the Strait of Hormuz.
Britain is to seek to put together a European-led maritime mission to protect ships sailing through the Strait of Hormuz following the seizure by Iran of a British-flagged tanker.
Prime Minister Theresa May will lead a meeting of the U.K. government’s emergency committee on Monday to discuss the security of shipping in the Persian Gulf after Iran seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz last week.
The Government said it remains "deeply concerned" by the "unacceptable" seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker by Iranian authorities in the Persian Gulf.