Posted on Aug 15, 2019
The Supreme Court of Gibraltar has dropped legal proceedings against the crew of an Iranian super tanker detained by Britain's Royal Navy last month.
The Grace 1 and its crew were seized following the landing of Royal Marines on board after the tanker was suspected of violating EU sanctions on shipping oil which could be used by the Assad regime in Damascus.
The supreme court previously granted the Royal Navy 30 days to detain the ship and today's hearing is to see whether this permission will be extended.
The UK government has said it is up to Gibraltar to decide what to do and the court said it was seeking to "de-escalate" the situation with Iran.
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