The crews of two oil tankers seized earlier this year are being released. Iran seized the two tankers in May and now says the crew members will be returning to their countries of origin beginning the week of 12 Sept., a Greek merchant marine group said on Sunday.
A Greek delegation visited and the agreement was reached in those talks, according to a Greek Union of Merchant Marine Sailors statement on its website.
Greek and U. S. authorities, working together, stopped an Iranian tanker, the Lana, and confiscated its cargo in late May. It is believed that Iran retaliated by seizing the two Greek tankers in Persian Gulf waters. They diverted the ships into Iranian waters two days later, on May 27. The tankers reportedly were carrying one million barrels of oil.