Tanker Aground Off Singapore May Have Been Smuggling Venezuelan Oil

The Maritime Executive

The circumstances around the Djibouti-flagged tanker than ran aground in Indonesian waters near Singapore are growing increasingly complicated. Initial reports said that the vessel was carrying a cargo of crude from Malaysia to China, but days after the grounding, the U.S. Treasury Department blacklisted the vessel as part of a scheme linked to Iran. Now in a report first carried by Reuters, the NGO United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) and TankerTrackers.com are reporting the vessel was transporting Venezuelan fuel oil supplied to Iran.