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US Issues Warrant to Seize Iranian Tanker Grace 1

August 19, 2019

The tanker was seized by the Gibraltar law enforcement agencies on July 4 for transporting 2.1m barrels of Iranian crude oil to Baniyas Oil Refinery in Syria.

The detention was subsequently confirmed and extended by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court until a hearing held in mid-August. Grace 1 was released soon afterwards, despite a last-minute legal attempt by the U.S. to keep the tanker detained.

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