DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A British-flagged oil tanker held by Iran since July has transmitted its location for the first time in weeks, according to data from a ship-tracking firm published on Friday.
MarineTraffic.com, citing satellite data, showed the Stena Impero just outside the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, where it had been held since being seized by Iran on July 19. There was no immediate comment from the ship’s owners or the Iranian authorities.
The data showed the ship was stationary at 8:18 a.m. local time.
On Monday, a government spokesman in Iran said legal proceedings against the vessel had concluded. Iran seized the tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow passageway of the Persian Gulf through which 20 percent of all oil passes.