US sanctions hit Russian tankers once involved in Iran trades


…United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) said the Pegas loaded 3m barrels of Iranian oil throughout 2021 with 2.6m of them ending up in China. The group provided satellite images purporting to show the ship approaching the Sirri Island terminal in August after having turned off its automatic identification system transponder. UANI said Russian insurer Ingosstrakh dropped Pegas’ coverage after it notified the company of the ship’s trading. Shipping databases do not list a current insurer. The Linda, known in 2020 as the Lady M, was allegedly involved in a chain of ship-to-ship transfer that August, UANI said.