Malaysia detains tankers over illegal STS operation

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"A not-for-profit, non-partisan organisation United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) has identified two vessels conducting an illegal ship-to-ship (STS) transfer of Iranian crude.

UANI posted a satellite image on the X platform – formerly Twitter – of the Honduras-flagged 27-year-old 300,361 dwt tanker Artemis III and the Panama-flagged 19-year-old 159,106 dwt Ocean Hermana conducting STS transfer in the Riau Archipelago.

After the image was posted to X on Tuesday, Malaysian authorities arrested the vessels which refused to cooperate with an inspection."