- Title: Iranian tanker moving, but still anchored in Gibraltar - witness
- Date: 16th August 2019
- Summary: OFF GIBRALTAR (AUGUST 16, 2019) (REUTERS) GRACE 1 TANKER MOVING OFF COAST OF GIBRALTAR BUT STILL ANCHORED / BLACK SMOKE COMING OUT OF CHIMNEY
- Embargoed: 30th August 2019 15:05
- Keywords: Iranian tanker Grace 1 Gibraltar United Kingdom
- Location: GIBRALTAR
- City: GIBRALTAR
- Country: Gibraltar
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics,Editors' Choice
- Reuters ID: LVA001ASGXHS7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The Grace 1 Iranian tanker caught in a stand-off between Tehran and the West started to move on Friday (August 16), but its anchor was still down in the port of Gibraltar, a Reuters reporter saw a day after its detention was lifted.
Gibraltar authorities could not immediately be reached for comment. The Grace 1 was seized by British Royal Marine commandos at the western mouth of the Mediterranean on July 4 on suspicion of violating European Union sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a close ally of Iran.
Gibraltar authorities could not immediately be reached for comment.
(Production: Paul Warren)
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