Jul 2, 2022, 2:43 PM
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Iranian tanker tugged to Greece port: Reuters

Tehran, IRNA – An Iranian oil tanker which was seized by Greece was being towed to Piraeus port on Saturday after being released by court order, Reuters reported.

The Iranian-flagged Lana, formerly Pegas, carrying Iran's oil had been seized by Greece under the US pressure to tighten its sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran.

On April 19, Greek authorities impounded the 115,500-deadweight tonnage PEGAS, with 19 Russian crew members on board, on the southern coast of the island of Evia.

The tanker was reportedly carrying 115,000 tons of Iranian oil. Late in April, it was reported that the US Department of Justice had confiscated 700,000 barrels of the Iranian oil cargo.

However, the Greek court overturned its decision to confiscate the Iranian oil tanker, releasing the ship and its cargo.


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