Tanker seized by Iran was at the centre of a cargo dispute


…Pressure group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) said that it “strongly suspects” the seizure of Niovi was related to the legal dispute after reviewing leaked documents about the case. Earlier speculation centred around a suspected transfer operation in July 2020 that linked Niovi to the 300,000-dwt Oman Pride (built 1998), which was later sanctioned by the US, according to Kpler shipping data and UANI.