Three tankers with unknown class, flag and insurance shipped 10% of Iran-China crude
United Against Nuclear Iran vessel-tracking shows the VLCCs shipped 113,000 bpd of US-sanctioned crude to China without penalty. VLCCS PHOENIX, ETHAN AND VERA WERE TRACKED BY UANI OVER 2021 TRANSPORTING NEARLY 113,000 BARRELS PER DAY. THREE elderly tankers for which flag registry, class, insurer, and beneficial owner is unknown shipped nearly 10% of all US-sanctioned Iranian oil to China in 2021, based on vessel-tracking data from United Against Nuclear Iran. Very large crude carriers Phoenix (IMO: 9181194), Ethan (IMO: 9293741) and Vera (IMO: 9203277) were tracked by the New York-based non-governmental organisation over the year transporting nearly 113,000 barrels per day, UANI data compiled by Lloyd’s List show.