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Iranian tanker Gibraltar

Iranian tanker at centre of standoff with West leaves Gibraltar, shipping d...

08 August, 2019 9:22 am 9:22 am

GIBRALTAR (Reuters) – The Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West left Gibraltar on Sunday night, shipping data showed, hours after the British territory rejected a US request to detain the vessel further. British Royal Marines seized the tanker in Gibraltar in July on suspicion it was carrying oil to Syria, … Read More


US issues warrant to seize Iranian tanker off Gibraltar

08 August, 2019 9:58 pm 9:58 pm

GIBRALTAR (Reuters) – The United States has issued a warrant to seize an Iranian oil tanker caught in the standoff between Tehran and the West in a last ditch effort to prevent the vessel from leaving Gibraltar. The Grace 1 was seized by British Royal Marines at the western mouth of the Mediterranean on July … Read More


Gibraltar decides to free seized Iranian tanker; US seeks to hold it

08 August, 2019 2:52 am 2:52 am

LONDON/GIBRALTAR (Reuters) – Britain’s Mediterranean territory Gibraltar decided on Thursday to free a seized Iranian oil tanker, but did not immediately indicate when or if the ship would set sail after the United States launched a new, last-minute legal bid to hold it. The Grace 1 was seized by British Royal Marine commandos in darkness … Read More

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Spanish warship ordered ships to leave British waters near Gibraltar

02 February, 2019 6:35 pm 6:35 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – A Spanish warship tried to order commercial shipping to leave anchorages in British waters near Gibraltar but was challenged by the British navy and sailed away, Gibraltar said, the latest example of tension over the strategic port as Brexit approaches. The Spanish warship tried to order ships to leave their anchorages on … Read More

Gibraltar deal clears way for Sunday Brexit summit

11 November, 2018 8:51 am 8:51 am

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will seal a Brexit package deal with European Union leaders in Brussels on Sunday after an agreement to reassure Madrid on a future say on Gibraltar lifted a threat of a Spanish veto. The 27 EU national leaders will gather for an hour or so to formally endorse … Read More