Owner of ship seized carrying Iranian oil pleads guilty in US court

Financial Times

…The Suez Rajan took delivery of 1mn barrels of oil from another vessel, the Virgo, in February 2022 — a transaction that was spotted using satellite photographs and transponder analysis by United Against Nuclear Iran, a pressure group. The group established that the oil had been sourced from Iran’s Kharg Island. Prosecutors said in a court filing that, as part of the scheme to move the Iranian oil, the crew of the Suez Rajan visited a third vessel. It took on a small amount of oil from that ship, but pretended to have loaded its entire cargo from it, in an alleged effort to obscure the commodity’s true origin.