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Iran to Let Crews of Seized Greek Tankers Go, Sailors Union Says

The Liberian-flagged oil tanker Ice Energy, left, transfers crude oil from the Russian-flagged oil tanker Lana (formerly Pegas), off the shore of Karystos, on the Island of Evia, on May 29, 2022.

The Liberian-flagged oil tanker Ice Energy, left, transfers crude oil from the Russian-flagged oil tanker Lana (formerly Pegas), off the shore of Karystos, on the Island of Evia, on May 29, 2022.

Photographer: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

Iran is releasing the crews of two Greek tankers it seized in May, a Greek merchant marine group said Sunday.

Iran agreed to the replacement during a recent visit by a Greek delegation, the Greek Union of Merchant Marine Sailors said on its website. The stranded crew members “will immediately return to their countries of origin” starting as soon as Monday, according to the group.