US Seizes Oil from Shadowy Russian Tanker

The Maritime Executive

…The watchdog group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), which has been following the movements of the vessel, first announced the apparent ship-to-ship transfer on Twitter yesterday. Greek authorities on April 15 announced that the vessel was being detained under the EU’s recently announced sanctions and the belief that the vessel was controlled by the Russian bank PSB. The bank was one of the institutions designated by both the U.S. and EU under the sanctions imposed due to the invasion of Ukraine. Days later, Greek authorities reportedly released the vessel believing that they did not have the authority to detain it. The registered manager of the vessel was not PSB but another Russian company Transmorflot.