Today the 30-day extension to detain the #Iranian supertanker "Grace 1" by the Gibraltar authority, following a #US request, end. Therefore, a "swap" of tankers between "Stena Impero" detained by #Iran and "Grace 1" is expected.
This map shows the Stena Impero was in Omani Territorial Sea when it was intercepted by Iranian forces. Blue Line: Route SI was taking on Friday as it transited through the Strait of Hormuz. Red Square: Location SI was intercepted, boarded and re-routed into Iranian Water.
NEW: A #UK-flagged oil tanker, the "Stena Impero," has 'gone dark' after diverting towards #Iran waters amid a "hostile action" by #IRGC elements. Sources say the vessel now appears to be headed towards an facility in Qeshm, . Emergency security meeting underway.
Armed guards have left the British-operated and Liberian-flagged MV Mesdar, and the ship was allowed to proceed "safe and well," the ship's manager says. The Stena Impero'>British-owned Stena Impero is still out of contact, its owner says.