Dozens Of Cargo Ships Left Stranded By Impact Of Sanctions Regimes


…Claire Jungman of United Against Nuclear Iran, which monitors tanker traffic, said: “There are many instances where allies of the United States could have assisted the US in detaining or seizing vessels.” She said Greece “sided with Iran” last year by releasing a Russian-owned, Iran-flagged tanker — the 115,527-dwt aframax Lana (built 2003) — that was carrying Iranian oil. “We see numerous ship-to-ship transfers of Iranian oil occur within Indonesian and Singapore waters,” she said. “Unfortunately, we do not see enough arrests or detentions of these vessels, which are blatantly violating sanctions on Iran and maritime law.”