US senators ask Panama to investigate tankers trading oil to Iran

Seatrade Maritime News

"Representing Twenty other US Republican and Democratic senators, US senators Bob Casey and Marco Rubio have sent a letter dated January 11 to the AMP’s Department of Resolutions and Inquiries to ask the entity to investigate 189 Panama-flagged vessels. The ships in question represent around 50% of the 383 "ghost fleet" vessels identified by non-profit organisation United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) as dedicated to the transfer of oil from Iran, despite widespread US sanctions against the nation and its oil industry in particular. "