Maersk Tigris Released from Iranian Control

The containership Maersk Tigris has been released today from Iranian control according to a statement from Rickmers Group, the operators of the vessel. The ship and her 24 crew were seized by the Iranians on the 28th of April while sailing through the Strait of Hormuz en route to Jebel Ali. This development comes following an Iranian court order from Bandar Abbas. "The … [Read more...]

U.S. Navy Stops Accompanying Ships Through the Strait of Hormuz

By David Lerman (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Navy has stopped accompanying U.S.- flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz, ending a mission that began last week after Iran’s seizure of a cargo ship. The Navy ended the operation Tuesday, but its ships remain in the area conducting maritime operations, Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Defense Department spokesman, told reporters … [Read more...]

Iran, Maersk Close to Deal Over Vessel Arrest

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA, May 6 (Reuters) - Iran said on Wednesday a legal settlement could be reached soon over its seizure of the Marshall-Islands flagged Maersk Tigris container ship in the Strait of Hormuz last month, according to the official IRNA news agency. The Maersk Tigris was diverted on April 28 by Iranian patrol boats in one of the world's major oil shipping … [Read more...]

Strait of Hormuz – U.S. Navy Ships To Guard British Merchants

WASHINGTON, May 4 (Reuters) - U.S. Navy warships have begun accompanying British-flagged commercial vessels through the Strait of Hormuz as a result of Iran's detention of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship last week, the Pentagon said on Monday. Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said the U.S. Navy had accompanied one British ship through the strait, one of … [Read more...]

Maersk Meets In Iran – No Progress In Vessel Arrest

COPENHAGEN, May 4 (Reuters) - Maersk Line said on Monday it had met again with the Ports & Maritime Organization (PMO) in Iran regarding the seizure of the vessel Maersk Tigris but has yet to receive any official documents from Iranian authorities. The Maersk Tigris was seized last Tuesday by Iranian patrol boats in the Strait of Hormuz, prompting the United States to … [Read more...]