The British-flagged tanker which was siezed by Iran in July has started moving again.
Stena Bulk, the shipping company that operates the Stena Impero vessel, said earlier that it was “preparing for departure from Bandar Abbas”.
The tanker is understood to be travelling towards Dubai.
Iran seized the vessel in the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf through which 20% of the world’s oil passes.
It has been kept in an Iranian port since 19 July.
The seizure came after authorities in Gibraltar impounded an Iranian tanker on suspicion of it breaking European Union sanctions on Syria.
British Royal Marines abseiled onto the vessel which was carrying £140m in crude oil.
Gibraltar later released the tanker, then called the Grace 1, after it said Iran had promised the ship would not go to Syria.
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