‘The disappeared’ of Iranian oil, despite sanctions on the Syrian coast, having regard to

The Iranian oil tanker, As Darya 1), which plays a central role in the conflict between Iran and the western countries, it is due to a satellite has photographed the coast of Syria, says an American ruimtevaarttechnologiebedrijf. The ship disappeared earlier this week from the radar.

Tensions in an Iranian oil tanker

  • 4th of July: a Tanker in the chain are placed in Gibraltar
  • The suspicion is that the cargo is destined for Syria, that Tehran denies it
  • 15 August: the Ship is to be released by the Gibraltar
  • September 3: oil Tanker vanishes off the screen
  • September 6: a Tanker can be seen to the Syrian coast

The company, Maxar has a photo to be made public when the vessel is in the vicinity of the Syrian port town of Tartus is seen. The pictures were found on Friday, the 6th of september taken up. Since last Tuesday, it was the site of the oil tanker is not known as a transponder, on board the ship on the side, according to data from the financial analyst, Refinitiv.

The tanker, which was formerly under the name of Grace, 1 run, loads up with 2.1 million barrels of crude oil from Iran. The ship had been at the beginning of July at Gibraltar and boarded by the commandotroepen of the royal navy, because the British authorities suspected that it was on its way to Syria, and, thus, the EU sanctions would be, of course).

Iran responded two weeks later by a tanker under the British flag to take up, in the Strait of Hormuz.

The As Darya of 1 on the 15th of August, issued by Gibraltar, and, after Iran, with written safeguards, that it can’t be in Syria, it would solve the problem. Experts in the shipping world is to be expected that the oil tanker is a part of the cargo will be transferred to a second vessel, after Tehran announced a buyer has been found.

The Iranian oil tanker As Daryia 1, a satellite set at a very short distance from the Syrian port city of Tartus. (Photo: Maxar)

U.S. puts oil on the ” black list

The US tried to stop the ship and get your hands on it when it is in Gibraltar at the time of the chain was in place, but did not.

Washington and other countries have warned of the service, or any other type of assistance As Darya 1 has to deliver, because it’s supposed to belong to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard corps (IRGC), a paramilitary branch of the Iranian armed forces, in which an estimated one-third of Iran’s economy runs. The IRGC is the US considered a terrorist organization.

The U.s. department of treasury, the Iranian oil tanker on Friday on a “black list” posted. That is, the American authorities a week ago.


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