Iranian tanker changes course away from Turkish coast: tracking data

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FILE PHOTO: A crew member raises the Iranian flag on Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, beforehand named Grace 1, because it sits anchored after the Supreme Court of the British territory lifted its detention order, within the Strait of Gibraltar, Spain, August 18, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca/Files

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Iranian tanker Adrian Darya, on the centre of a dispute between Washington and Tehran, has modified course away from the Turkish coast, Refinitiv ship tracking data confirmed on Thursday.

The tanker, previously referred to as Grace 1, was launched from detention off Gibraltar in mid-August after a five-week standoff over whether or not it was carrying Iranian oil to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions.

Reporting by Omer Berberoglu; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Dominic Evans

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