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8/15, 11:12 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Gibraltar releases Iranian tanker's captain, 3 officers

Three officers and the captain of the Iranian tanker Grace 1 have been released from detention that started on July 4, the government of Gibraltar confirmed to local media.

The Supreme Court of Gibraltar was set to deliver a decision to release the tanker as well, however, an application by the United States Department of Justice to seize the tanker postponed the decision for after 4 pm, the Gibraltar Chronicle reported quoting Chief Justice Anthony Dudley.

Earlier this week, Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization expressed belief the Grace 1 supertanker would be released "in the very near future."

Breaking the News / NI