Reuters: Maersk Tigris ship released by Iran, crew safe

Iran has released a Marshall-Islands flagged container ship and its crew which were seized last month in one of the world's major oil shipping lanes, the vessel's operator said on Thursday.

The vessel was diverted on April 28 by Iranian patrol boats in the Strait of Hormuz, prompting the United States to send vessels to monitor the situation and to accompany U.S.-flagged vessels passing through the strait.

Iran had said the vessel would be let go once a years-old debt case with the ship's charterer Maersk Line was settled.

WNU Editor:
That was fast ... but understandable. Iran does not want to completely spook the world's shipping companies that wold make them avoid Iran .... and the shipping companies want to continue doing business with Iran.

Iran Has Released The Maersk Cargo Ship That It Seized Last Week

Iran releases Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship -- Press TV
Iran says it has released the cargo ship it seized last week -- CNN
Iran releases seized Maersk cargo ship -- AFP
Cargo Ship Seized by Iran Released, Operator Says -- AP
Iran Releases Marshall Islands Cargo Ship Seized in Strait of Hormuz -- ABC News

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