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4th July 2019, 05:22

Gibraltar authorities and Royal Marines board and detain supertanker en route to Syria

Gibraltar Port and Law Enforcement agencies, assisted by a detachment of Royal Marines, boarded and detained a super tanker carrying crude oil to Syria in the early hours of Thursday morning.

This followed information giving the Gibraltar Government reasonable grounds to believe that the vessel, the Grace 1, was acting in breach of European Union sanctions against Syria.