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Stena Impero: Seized British tanker starts to leave Iran

Stena Impero
Reuters

A British-flagged oil tanker is leaving Iran, after being held for more than two months.

The Stena Impero's Swedish owner, Stena Bulk, said it was on the move from the Bandar Abbas port, where it has been anchored since July.

The vessel was seized by Iranian troops in the Strait of Hormuz after they accused it of breaking maritime rules.

Officials say it left for international waters at 09:00 local time (05:30 GMT) on Friday morning.

Erik Hanell, boss of Stena Bulk, said the vessel would head to Dubai, where the crew would be debriefed and receive medical checks.

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