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US Seeks to Block Release of Grace 1 in Gibraltar

August 15, 2019

Namely, the authorities have made a last-minute application to block the release of the tanker, that was seized in waters off Gibraltar by the UK in early July under suspicion of violating EU sanctions and transferring oil to Syria.

The Gibraltar Chronicle reported that the country had been due to lift the detention on the ship in the morning hours of August 15, however, the move by the U.S. authorities postponed the decision until 4 pm.

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