Iranian News Agency Says Adrian Darya Tanker Leased to Shipping Firm


DUBAI, Aug 21 (Reuters) Iran‘s semi-official ILNA news agency said on Wednesday the Adrian Darya 1 tanker, which was released after being detained in Gibraltar, is currently leased to an Iranian shipping company.

The United States has issued a warrant to seize the tanker on the grounds that it had links to the Revolutionary Guards C (IRGC), which it designates as a terrorist organisation.

“The Grace 1 vessel, renamed Adrian Darya after the seizure, is a Korean-made oil tanker owned by Russia which is currently leased to one Iran‘s shipping lines,” ILNA said in a correction, after saying earlier the tanker was leased to the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards.

(Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Editing by Toby Chopra)