Controversial Young Yong VLCC Refloated

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…The controversial VLCC Young Yong was refloated today, two weeks after it ran aground off the Riau Islands in Indonesia. The laden ship, owned by Hong Kong’s Technology Bright International, has been sanctioned by the US for carrying illegal oil. It has emerged that the cargo it was carrying when it ran aground was sanctioned Venezuelan oil, according to investigations carried out by Reuters, and United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI). The ship’s class society and flag have since dropped the ship, which is now under tow, after 44,000 tonnes of oil was taken off it to refloat it.