COPENHAGEN: Danish shipping giant Maersk has confirmed that its container ship Maersk Tigris including its 24 crew members has been released by the Iranian authorities and is now on its way towards Jebel Ali near Dubai. The ship was seized by the Iranian authorities as it made its way through the Strait of Hormuz on April 28.
“Maersk Line is happy and relieved to hear the news that the Maersk ship Tigris has been released by the Iranian authorities earlier today,” Maersk wrote. Iran had announced earlier that the Maersk Tigris would be released as soon Maersk paid an old debt stemming from 2005 when the ship transported 10 containers to Dubai.
The containers were never picked up and were eventually auctioned off. But an Iranian firm complained and the Iranian government agreed in February that Maersk should pay about 1.078 million kroner in compensation.