Iran Releases U.S. Cargo Ship

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran’s official IRNA news agency is reporting that the Iranian government has released a Marshal Islands-flagged cargo ship today.

According to a Thursday report by the agency, a source in the Iranian Ports and Maritime Organization says that the organization will issue a statement later in the day with details of the ship’s release.

Iranian forces seized the MV Maersk Tigris after firing warning shots across its bridge on April 28. The seizure stems from a legal complaint by a private Iranian company.

Danish shipping company Maersk Line chartered the container ship from Singapore-based Rickmers Ship Management and insists it carried no "special cargo" such as military equipment.

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