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A crew member raises the Iranian flag on Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, previously named Grace 1, as it sits anchored after the Supreme Court of the British territory lifted its detention order, in the Strait of Gibraltar.(Reuters)

US offered money to Indian ship captain, Iran calls it blackmail

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2019 07:48 PM IST
The tanker was seized by British commandoes off Gibraltar in July — its was then called the Grace 1 — as it was suspected to be carrying Iranian oil to Syria in breach of EU sanctions.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo(Reuters Photo)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo(Reuters Photo)

Anyone who ‘touches’ Iran tanker risks US sanctions says Mike Pompeo

United Nation | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 01:28 PM IST
Mike Pompeo said the US doesn’t want crude oil to go to Syria because it will be “off-loaded, sold, used by the Quds force, an organization that has killed countless Americans and people all across the world.”.
Richard Wilkinson, the lawyer representing three Grace 1 crew members who were released from detention on Thursday, told The Associated Press that the Indian national who commanded the oil tanker until it was detained in early July had asked his Iranian employers to replace him.(Bloomberg FILE)
Richard Wilkinson, the lawyer representing three Grace 1 crew members who were released from detention on Thursday, told The Associated Press that the Indian national who commanded the oil tanker until it was detained in early July had asked his Iranian employers to replace him.(Bloomberg FILE)

Indian captain of Iran oil tanker no longer wants the job

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 08:13 AM IST
The tanker — and its 2.1 million tonnes of Iranian light crude oil — seemed to perform mild manoeuvres on Friday but largely remained still in waters off the British overseas territory a day after authorities ended its detention for allegedly breaching European Union sanctions on Syria, despite US efforts to block the release.
A stern view of the Grace 1 super tanker in the British territory of Gibraltar, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, seized last month in a British Royal Navy operation off Gibraltar.(Photo: AP)
A stern view of the Grace 1 super tanker in the British territory of Gibraltar, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, seized last month in a British Royal Navy operation off Gibraltar.(Photo: AP)

Indian captain, crew aboard seized Iranian oil tanker released in Gibraltar

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 09:23 PM IST
The arrested crew members – the Master, Chief Officer and two Second Mates – were aboard the Panama-flagged supertanker that was detained off Europa Point in Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory on the Spanish coast, last month.
On July 4, British marines helped Gibraltar in detaining Grace 1, the Iranian tanker, which was reportedly carrying oil to Syria in violation of sanctions slapped against the Gulf nation by the European Union.(Photo: AFP)
On July 4, British marines helped Gibraltar in detaining Grace 1, the Iranian tanker, which was reportedly carrying oil to Syria in violation of sanctions slapped against the Gulf nation by the European Union.(Photo: AFP)

India in touch with Gibraltar for release of Indians on board seized ship: MEA

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 11:46 PM IST
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that the Indian Embassy in Tehran is also in touch with Iranian authorities for release of 18 Indians on board a British oil tanker seized by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.
Four of the crew, including the captain, will have to face the judicial process in a court in Gibraltar, a British overseas territory, as they were formally charged after the detention of the vessel.(AFP FILE Photo)
Four of the crew, including the captain, will have to face the judicial process in a court in Gibraltar, a British overseas territory, as they were formally charged after the detention of the vessel.(AFP FILE Photo)

4 of 24 Indians on board seized Iranian oil tanker to face prosecution

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 10:06 PM IST
Twenty crew members, currently on board the vessel, are not facing any formal charges and the Mumbai-based shipping company that hired them is making arrangements for their return, the people cited above said.
The boats have been seized amid tensions between Iran and the US since Washington began reimposing sanctions on Tehran.(AP)
The boats have been seized amid tensions between Iran and the US since Washington began reimposing sanctions on Tehran.(AP)

18 Indians on seized ship get consular access

By Agencies
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2019 02:42 PM IST
Iran has released nine out of 12 Indians who were on board the ship MT Riah that was detained in early July, official sources said Thursday
There are 24 Indians in the crew of the Iranian tanker Grace 1, which was boarded by British marines off Gibraltar on July 4.(AFP Photo)
There are 24 Indians in the crew of the Iranian tanker Grace 1, which was boarded by British marines off Gibraltar on July 4.(AFP Photo)

Release detained crew: India to UK, Iran

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 03:55 AM IST
There are 24 Indians in the crew of the Iranian tanker Grace 1, which was boarded by British marines off Gibraltar on July 4. British authorities detained the tanker on the suspicion that it was carrying oil to a refinery in Syria in contravention of European Union sanctions.
Iranian oil tanker ‘Grace 1’ was seized off the Spanish coast earlier this month by British marines and Gibraltar police.(REUTERS)
Iranian oil tanker ‘Grace 1’ was seized off the Spanish coast earlier this month by British marines and Gibraltar police.(REUTERS)

‘Calm and composed’: Govt says 24 Indians on Iranian vessel are ‘in high morale’

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 08:33 PM IST
MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, at a media briefing, said India had sought consular access which was granted on Wednesday and a three-member team visited and met all the 24 crew members.
Britain called on Iran on Monday to release the Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz and its crew immediately, describing the seizure as illegal.(Bloomberg Photo)
Britain called on Iran on Monday to release the Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz and its crew immediately, describing the seizure as illegal.(Bloomberg Photo)

All crew, including Indians, on UK-flagged tanker safe: Iranian embassy

New Delhi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 09:05 PM IST
The seizure of the Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz - the world’s most important waterway for the oil trade - has deepened a crisis between Tehran and the West that was triggered in May when Washington tightened sanctions, effectively barring all countries from buying Iranian oil.
Supertanker Grace 1 off the coast of Gibraltar.(AFP File Photo)
Supertanker Grace 1 off the coast of Gibraltar.(AFP File Photo)

4 Indian crew of Iran oil tanker freed on bail without charge

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2019 05:12 PM IST
The local force for Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory, said the investigation was going on and the oil tanker Grace 1 remains in detention.
Primer Minister Pedro Sánchez of Spain.(NYT)
Primer Minister Pedro Sánchez of Spain.(NYT)

Spanish PM repeats threat to vote no to Brexit over Gibraltar

Spain | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2018 08:10 AM IST
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is due to sign a treaty with EU leaders to leave the bloc on Sunday, but Spain’s warning over the contested British territory on Spain’s southern tip may add another complication.
UK prime minister Theresa May comes to Brussels on Wednesday to fine tune the terms of the Brexit divorce.(HT File Photo)
UK prime minister Theresa May comes to Brussels on Wednesday to fine tune the terms of the Brexit divorce.(HT File Photo)

Days from summit, UK prime minister Theresa May takes Brexit battle to Brussels

Brussels | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2018 09:33 AM IST
Neither side has much wiggle room left to polish the withdrawal treaty nor the political declaration on future relations that goes alongside it, but May must show that she has left nothing on the table if she is to convince British MPs to ratify the deal.
File image of Belgium's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring a goal with Dries Mertens and Kevin De Bruyne(REUTERS)
File image of Belgium's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring a goal with Dries Mertens and Kevin De Bruyne(REUTERS)

FIFA Rankings: Belgium move ahead of France to take outright top spot

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2018 02:55 PM IST
Belgium and France had been tied at the top last month and while both sides won one game and drew another in October, the Belgians, with 1,733 points, moved ahead by a single point under the formula for calculating the rankings.
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