Russian oil tanker hit by U.S. sanctions heading to Malaysia
…U.S. advocacy group United Against a Nuclear Iran (UANI), which monitors Iran-related tanker traffic through ship and satellite tracking, said Linda was transporting Iranian oil transferred from another ship at sea on Jan. 30. The vessel had loaded crude oil from an Iranian port 10 days prior to conducting the transfer to Linda, UANI's chief of staff Claire Jungman told Reuters, citing satellite data. Reuters was unable to independently verify the information. The destination of the oil was not known but it could be transferred to another ship off Malaysian or Singapore waters, Jungman said. According to the United States, Linda is owned by PSB Leasing, a unit of Russian lender Promsvyazbank, which has also been hit by international sanctions.
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