Iran’s ‘ghost fleet’ switches into Russian oil
…The FT identified vessels involved in the Iranian ghost fleet using a list of 288 ships subject to sanctions-breaching complaints to marine registries and insurance companies by United Against Nuclear Iran, a US-based group that campaigns for tough enforcement of sanctions. The FT checked the methods used by UANI for identifying ghost fleet members by reviewing a sample of its analyses, which are based on ship movement data and satellite photography. The FT also checked that the findings on specific ships were consistent with those of other organisations. Data from Kpler was then used to monitor these vessels’ recent cargoes.