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 arrest was due to an ongoing legal dispute – a commercial case – between Maersk and an Iranian company, Maersk had earlier confirmed.
“The Maersk container ship was released and it has left Iranian territorial waters,” an Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson was quoted by the country’s ISNA news agency as saying today.
AISLive showed Maersk Tigris is en route to Jebel Ali – its original destination – and is due to arrive on 8 May.
The 5,400 teu, Marshall Islands-flagged vessel was approached by several Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard patrol vessels while in Iranian territorial waters.
After the box ship’s master declined Iran’s request to move further into Iranian waters, one of the patrol vessels fired shots across the ship’s bridge.