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Iran says Maersk Tigris seized over a commercial dispute

Iran says Maersk Tigris seized over a commercial dispute
Iran says that the containership Maersk Tigris was seized over a commercial between Maersk Line and an Iranian company.

Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (IPMO) said in a statement said the vessel had been arrested according to the legal court of Tehran.

“The verdict was issued according to the legal claim by a private company named Pars Talaee Oil Production Company against Maersk shipping,” the IPMO said.

“This claim was presented in the legal courts during the last years as a lawsuit and after following the procedures for proceedings, having received the plea from both parties and asking for reconsideration of the issue, the final verdict was issued by the concerned court of competent jurisdiction and Maersk Lines was condemned to pay for the financial loss for the plaintiff according to the final enforceable verdict.

“This verdict has been notified to Port and Maritime Organization as the maritime authority and was implemented by the operational forces.”

The Marshall Islands-flagged vessel owned by Rickmers Group and chartered to Maersk is now being detained at Shahid Bahonar Port area in Bandarabbas Port.