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Friday, May 08, 2015

Iran releases seized Marshall Islands-flagged ship

MV Maersk TigrisIran on Thursday released a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship that its navy seized last week, allowing it to leave Iranian waters, according to government-controlled media.

"Today the (Maersk Tigris) ship was released and it left the Iranian territorial waters," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said, according to Iran's Fars News.

Iran initially said when it seized the 837-foot container ship that it had veered into Iranian waters.

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