US seizes Iranian crude from Russian tanker arrested in Greece
…On Monday afternoon a Dynacom-owned tanker Ice Energy (IMO: 9301732) started a ship-to-ship transfer with the Lana in Greek waters four miles off the coast of Karistos. The operation, first reported by US lobby group United Against Iran on Twitter, was verified using Lloyd's List Intelligence data. Lloyd’s List understands that the George Procopiou-controlled tanker has been chartered by the US Department of Justice to transfer the oil to the US. The US Department of Justice was not available to comment on the operation. The US practice of seizing sanctioned cargos from vessels has proved controversial inside the maritime insurance community and sparked several legal challenges in similar cases.