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#Iran's supertanker "GRACE 1" has been detained by Gibraltar authorities assisted by UK Royal Marines.

This thread by @TankerTrackers provides more info:

Gibraltar detained #Iran's "Grace 1" supertanker following a request made by the United States to the UK, according to acting Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell.
Initial images of #Iran's "Grace 1" supertanker detained today by Gibraltar authorities and UK Royal Marines.
Iran summons the UK Ambassador in Tehran based on what it describes as the "illegal acquisition" of the Iranian "Grace 1" supertanker near Gibraltar.
"The Panamanian authority added that Grace 1 had been de-listed after receiving an alert indicating that the ship had participated in or was linked to terrorism financing."
#Iran's regime is demanding the return of its "Grace 1" supertanker seized by the UK and Gibraltar.

This comes just two days prior to Tehran's promised intention of increasing its uranium enrichment levels above 3.67% to "whatever levels we need," according to Rouhani.
Mohsen Rezaie, former IRGC chief & Secretary of #Iran's Expediency Council, says if the "Grace 1" supertanker is not released, "It is our duty to seize a UK oil tanker."

Farsi source:
“If Britain does not release the Iranian oil tanker, it is the authorities duty to seize a British oil tanker,” said Revolutionary Guards Major General Mohsen Rezai, who is also secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council, a powerful state body.
Gibraltar says it has obtained an order extending the detention of #Iran's "Grace 1" supertanker by 14 days citing grounds to believe it was violating EU sanctions by transferring oil to Syria, according to Sky News.
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