In a statement issued today, Erik Hanell, President and CEO, Stena Bulk, said:
“Despite public statements by Iranian authorities over the past three days that judicial proceedings have concluded, and the Stena Impero is free to leave Iran, the vessel remains detained at anchor in Bandar Abbas.
“We continue to work hard to secure the release of the crew and vessel. Upon release of the vessel we will release a further statement.”
The Swedish-owned, British-flagged Stena Impero was seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz, July 19.