The seizure from the Lana, formerly the Pegas, prompted Iranian forces in May to seize two Greek tankers in the Middle East Gulf which have not yet been released.
What's the story with the ship?
The United States had hired a tanker in April to impound the oil onboard the Lana tanker, which had been anchored off Greece.
The oil was then partly removed and placed aboard the Ice Energy tanker, which had been chartered by Washington and had been expected to sail to the United States before Greece's supreme court ruled that the cargo should be returned to Iran.
"The reloading process is complete," one of the sources said. Another source said it was completed on Sunday.
"The reloading process is complete."Sources familiar with the Iranian tanker confiscated by the US
The embassy of Iran in Athens said on Aug 12 on Twitter that the vessel would sail to Iran after the reloading was completed.
عمليات انتقال نفت مسروقه ايران به كشتي لانا ( کشتی حامل نفت ایران)، در آبهاي يونان در حال انجام است و كشتي به زودي همراه محموله كامل نفت، عازم كشورمان خواهد شد.به یاری خداوند بزرگ، در پيگيري و تامين منافع ملي كشورمان، لحظه اي ترديد به خود راه نخواهيم داد. pic.twitter.com/32jgZqBZuh— Emb. I.R. Iran in Athens (@IRANinGREECE) August 12, 2022
It was not clear if Lana, which had engine problems, could sail unassisted.
For over two months, Lana, remained under arrest off the Greek island of Evia, near the town of Karystos. It was tugged to Piraeus following court orders that allowed its release.
The tanker has been anchored off Piraeus since late July.