Senators Call on Panama to De-Flag Sanction-Busting Tankers for Iranian Oil

The Maritime Executive

"Citing data from the non-profit watchdog group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), the letter contends that 383 vessels have been identified as suspected of operating in the ghost fleet supporting Iran’s oil trade. UANI highlights that this is up from just 70 tankers in November 2020. Of the nearly 400 vessels they believe are aiding Iran, the letter reports that nearly half (189) are flagged in Panama."