Seized Maersk Vessel, Crew Safely Released

Maersk Line announced today that Iran has released the M/V Maersk Tigris and its crew, which were seized last month in the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world’s major oil shipping lanes.

The vessel was diverted on April 28 by Iranian patrol boats while en route from Saudi Arabia to the United Arab Emirates. Iranian officials allowed the release of the Maersk vessel on the condition the company follow through with a judicial decision to pay a $3.6 million settlement to Pars Oil Products. The Iranian company was previously awarded damages over a 2003 case of uncollected cargo.


Maersk Tigris leaving Iran’s waters

A container ship arrested by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on 28 April is today on the move, IHS’ AISLive data confirmed.
Maersk Tigris was arrested by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard while transiting the Strait of Hormuz on 28 April.
“The Maersk container ship was released and it has left Iranian

Celestyal Cruises goes for growth in Cuba

The Louis Group’s Celestyal Cruises has increased its holding in the recently created Cuban cruise operator Cuba Cruises in the wake of the recent thaw in relations between the US and the Caribbean island.
Celestyal Cruises told IHS Maritime that it was already the majority partner in Cuba Cruises,