Panama Defends Actions Over Iran ‘Dark’ Fleet Penalties


… United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) said it had written nearly 50 letters related to some 140 vessels but only 18 had been deflagged. UANI officials said they had provided evidence through satellite imagery, bills of lading and given details of the manipulation of AIS equipment The group said that at least four ships currently sanctioned by the US for Iran-related trades remain flagged by AMP… Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor and an advisory board member of UANI, wrote recently that Panama was “unworthy” of leading the IMO. UANI said nearly 40% of tankers carrying Iranian crude operate under the flag of Panama. UANI identified a tanker in 2021 off the coast of Iran after weeks of uncertainty about its location.