Iran releases Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship: Report

Iran has reportedly released a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship recently impounded in the Persian Gulf by Iranian forces.

On April 28, Iranian forces boarded the Maersk Tigris ship carrying the Marshall Islands flag in the Strait of Hormuz.

A cargo ship operated by the Maersk Line container shipping company, which is part of the Maersk Group headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, is seen in the file photo.

Hamid Reza Jahanian, the managing director of the Pars Talayieh oil products company, which had filed a lawsuit against the Maersk Line container shipping company, told Fars News Agency on May 2 that the reason behind the seizure was the damage inflicted upon Pars Talayieh by Maersk Line, which is part of the Maersk Group headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.

An informed source told IRNA that the Iranian Ports and Shipping Organization will issue a statement in a matter of hours on the details of the ship’s release.

By Press TV