Greece and Iran at loggerheads over tanker seizures

Seatrade Maritime News

…The US Treasury sanctioned the vessel in February, while US think tank United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) said that during 2021, Pegas had transported just over 3 million barrels of Iranian oil, with over 2.6 million of those barrels ending up in China. UANI said that in 2017, Russia entered into an agreement to sell rebranded Iranian oil on the open market in an ‘oil-for-goods barter programme.’ Confusion exists over the current name, flag and ownership of the Pegas, but Greek publication, eKathimerini, said on Thursday, before the Iranian seizures, that oil was being transferred from a Russian-flagged vessel named ‘Lana’ (renamed from Pegas) to two ships leased by the US.