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Iran releases Maersk container ship seized in strait of Hormuz

Excerpts from The Guardian:

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

The ship was diverted on 28 April by Iranian patrol boats in the strait of Hormuz, prompting the US to send […]

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Iran seizure of Maersk container ship tied to old cargo dispute

Maersk Tigris seized in Iran. BBC graphic.

Iran’s seizure of a container ship this week stems from a decade-long dispute over 10 shipping containers, officials at Maersk, the Danish shipping giant, said on Thursday.

The United States sent a destroyer to the Persian Gulf on Tuesday in response to the seizure. On Thursday, Col. […]

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