Russia Oil Tanker Held in Greek Waters Awaits Release

Balkan Insight

…The advocacy group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) disclosed that Lana former Pegas loaded around 700,000 barrels of crude from Iran’s Sirri Island on August 19 last year. The Greek Ministry of Maritime Affairs told BIRN that “the case is closed” and the Greek Anti-Money Laundering Authority declined to comment on the issue. Lloyd’s List reported that the tanker remains in Greek waters because a court ruling is pending. In the meantime, Greece together with Malta and Cyprus have raised concerns over the banning of EU flag or EU controlled oil tankers from shipping Russian oil.