Iranian oil tanker crew being interviewed as witnesses in Gibraltar
The crew on a giant Iranian oil tanker detained in Gibraltar are being interviewed as witnesses, not criminal suspects, in an effort to establish the nature of the cargo and its ultimate destination, a spokesman for the British territory said.
British Royal Marines abseiled onto the Grace 1 tanker on Thursday and seized it for trying to take oil to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions. They landed a helicopter on the moving vessel in pitch darkness.
5th July 2019