U.S. Navy ships will no longer accompany U.S. and British flagged cargo vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, a practice that began when the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s navy seized the Maersk Tigris, Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters Wednesday.

Warren said the military order authorizing the mission expired and is considered unnecessary to continue given there have been no further incidents with Iran.

On Thursday morning, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said has released the Maersk Tigris. The company managing the Maersk Tigris, Rickmers Shipmanagemen, confirmed Thursday that the ship has been released. […]