The detained tanker Stena Impero has finally been released and is sailing to Dubai, according to the ship’s owner Stena Bulk.
Erik Hanell, President and CEO, Stena Bulk: “We are delighted to report that this afternoon the Stena Impero safely docked in Dubai.”
“We met with all the crew and I am pleased to confirm they are in good spirits and looking forward to a well-deserved extended leave ashore.”
“The sole concern and focus of Stena Bulk & Northern Marine Management throughout this worrying period has been for the safety of the crew and their timely release. Our support for them and their families will continue for as long as is required.”
“Considering the circumstances of the past 10 weeks, the vessel is in good condition, which is testament to the professionalism of the Master and his crew who attended to their duties throughout.”
“The vessel, with a new crew on board, will have a period of time in Dubai, where checks will be made before she re-enters service.”
“Again my sincere thanks to all those who helped us secure the release of the vessel and to the crew and their families. I salute their fortitude and resilience.”