US Blacklists Tankers Linked To Iranian Oil-Smuggling Network
…“The designations show that Iran will do whatever it can to export its oil — spoofing Automatic Identification System transponders, blending oil and forging bills of lading,” said US monitoring group United Against Nuclear Iran chief of staff Claire Jungman. “These are some of the largest designations on Iran’s oil network from the current administration and while there is still more to be done, this is an excellent step towards stopping the illicit activity and highlighting some of tactics Iran is using for the maritime industry.” The designated vessels are Liberia-flagged suezmaxes Julia A (IMO: 9236353) and Lara I (IMO: 9231767); Djibouti-flagged panamax product tankers Bueno (IMO: 9282443), Bluefins (IMO: 9221657), Boceanica (IMO: 9267132) and B Luminosa (IMO: 9256016); Panama-flagged very large crude carriers Adisa (IMO: 9304667) and Nolan (IMO: 9179701); and Panama-flagged aframax Zephyr I (IMO: 9255880).
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