(CNN)The UK-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero has left Iran, where it has been detained since July 19, arriving in international waters on Friday.
The ship sailed from Bandar Abbas port at 9 a.m. local time, Iran’s state-run news agency IRNA reported. The company operating the ship, Stena Bulk, also confirmed the tanker’s release.
“The vessel has left the port of Bandar Abbas and is transiting to Dubai for the crew to disembark and receive medical checks and de-briefing,” the president and CEO of Stena Bulk, Erik Hanell, said in a statement.
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UK-flagged tanker seized by Iran released and heading for Dubai — The Guardian
Stena Impero: Seized British tanker leaves Iran’s waters — BBC
British tanker leaves Iran after 10-week detention — Reuters
Stena Impero: British-flagged tanker seized by Iran leaves port two months after detention — The Independent
British-Flagged Tanker Leaves Iranian Waters After 2 Months Of Detention — NPR