British tanker close to docking in Dubai after detention by Iran – CEO

FILE PHOTO: A boat of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard sails near to Stena Impero, a British-flagged vessel owned by Stena Bulk, at an undisclosed place at sea of Bandar Abbas, Iran August 22, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS.

The Stena Impero, a British-flagged tanker that was detained by Iran for 10 weeks, was approaching docks in Dubai on Saturday, the company that owns it said.

“Finally approaching berth in Dubai right now,” Stena Bulk Chief Executive Erik Hanell told Reuters in a text message.

The standoff had stoked tensions along a vital global shipping route for oil.