Posts Tagged ‘tanker’

Iranian Tanker Showdown Heads To Turkey

The Iranian tanker which had been detained for the past five weeks in Gilbraltar has suddenly switched its ship data to show it is headed to a Turkish port, instead of arriving at waters off southern Greece, as previously planned.  Reuters has cited real-time ship tracking website MarineTraffic to show the change in the Adrian Darya’s (formerly […]

Bolivia Orders World’s Largest Air Tanker to Combat Amazon Fires

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales announced on Wednesday that Bolivia had contracted a Boeing 747 ‘Supertanker’ to help extinguish huge forest fires in the Amazon that have that spilled over from Brazil. By Wednesday evening, the government confirmed that the tanker is arriving in the country and will be operational on Friday.  The ‘Supertanker’ can carry more […]

World Watching The Fate Of Iranian Tanker

World Watching The Fate Of Iranian Tanker Above Photo: Frans Berkelaar/Flickr At 11:30pm on Sunday, August 18, the Iranian tanker Adrian Darya-1 left the shores of Gibraltar at the mouth of the Mediterranean Sea. This ship had been detained about six weeks previous by British Royal Marines and Gibraltar officials. The British claimed that the ship, then named Grace […]

Iranian court hearing case of UK oil tanker

Tasnim – An Iranian deputy minister of road said the case of a British oil tanker captured for violating the international maritime regulations at the Strait of Hormuz has come before a court in the country’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas. According to Mohammad Rastad, Britain’s ‘Stena Impero’ oil tanker had been captured by […]

Gibraltar rejects US request to seize Iranian oil tanker

Gibraltar on Sunday rejected a US demand to seize an Iranian oil tanker at the center of a diplomatic dispute as it prepared to leave the British overseas territory after weeks of detention. Gibraltar’s government said it could not seek a court order to detain the supertanker because US sanctions against Iran were not applicable […]

US demand to detain Iranian tanker rejected by Gibraltar – Government

Sputnik – Earlier this week, the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 was given permission to leave Gibraltar after spending a month in detention following its seizure by UK marines. Gibraltar authorities on Sunday rejected another US request not to release Iranian oil tanker Grace 1. “The Central Authority’s inability to seek the Orders requested is […]

Gibraltar rejects new US demand to seize Iranian tanker

The British overseas territory rejected a warrant issued Friday by a federal court in Washington that sought the supertanker’s arrest, the oil it carried and the almost $1 million found on board. The US request came into conflict with the EU law under which Gibraltar governs, and led “to the differences in the sanctions regimes […]

Iranian tanker set to leave Gibraltar soon despite US pressure

The shipping agent for an Iranian supertanker caught in a diplomatic standoff said the vessel is ready to depart Gibraltar in “24 to 48 hours,” despite a last-minute effort by the United States to seize it again. Richard de la Rosa, managing director of Astralship, said Saturday that logistical preparations are underway and that a […]

Iran-run Grace 1 oil tanker starts moving after Gibraltar decides to release tanker

The Iranian-run Grace 1 oil tanker, previously seized by Gibraltar authorities, has started to move after the British-controlled territory’s Supreme Court ordered the release of the vessel on Thursday. Live reports on Friday showed that smoke was seen rising from the vessel’s chimney. (This item is being updated.) Source Article from Related Posts Iranian Tanker […]

US threatens visa ban on crew of Iranian tanker after failing to block Gibraltar departure

“Crewmembers of vessels assisting the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) by transporting oil from Iran may be ineligible for visas or admission to the United States under the terrorism-related inadmissibility grounds,” State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said, according to France 24 TV website. Ortagus said the Grace 1 was assisting IRGC, which the US considers as […]

Zarif stresses UK unlawful seizure of oil tanker

“Our London Embassy note to UKFCO: Protested the illegal detention of Grace1; Repeated public statements about destination; & Made it crystal clear that EU sanctions do NOT apply to Iran—a position shared by most Europeans,” Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Thursday. “Nothing changes the fact: detention was 100% unlawful,” he added. Meanwhile, Iran’s Ambassador to UK […]

Gibraltar releases Iran-operated tanker despite US pressure

Gibraltar’s government has released an Iranian-operated supertanker, which was seized by British marines in the Strait of Gibraltar on July 4, despite pressure from the United States for the vessel’s continued detainment. “Authorities in Gibraltar have released the Iranian supertanker Grace 1, which was seized on July 4 on suspicion it was shipping 2.1 […]

Gibraltar Judge Rules To Release Seized Iranian Tanker

Update (1020ET): As expected a Gibraltar judge has agreed to release the seized Iranian oil tanker, Grace 1 (which was allegedly shipping 2.1m barrels of crude to Syria, breaching EU sanctions). As Gibraltar Chronicle reports, the decision to release the ship was taken hours after the US reportedly launched a separate last-minute legal move to […]

Gibraltar says it seeks to de-escalate tensions over Iranian tanker

MNA – Gibraltar said on Tuesday it was seeking to de-escalate issues arising over the Iranian-owned oil tanker that was unlawfully seized last month off its coasts. We continue to seek to de-escalate issues arising since the detention of Grace 1, a spokesman for Gibraltar was quoted as saying by Reuters. The current detention order […]

Will Tanker War In Persian Gulf Become a Shooting War?

In this Sunday, July 21, 2019 photo, two armed members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard inspect a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz by the Guard, in an Iranian port. (Morteza Akhoondi/Mehr News Agency via AP) From the sound of things, the West is gearing up for a possible war with Iran; in reality, […]

Tanker Wars Heat Up

  © REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo   Iran seizes foreign oil tanker smuggling fuel in Persian Gulf – state media Iran has seized a foreign tanker “smuggling” fuel to “some Arab states”, Iran’s state TV reported. The development is the latest escalation in tension in the Persian Gulf. The tanker was seized by the […]

Watch: IRGC seizes foreign tanker smuggling fuel in Persian Gulf

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has confiscated a foreign oil tanker in the Persian Gulf that was smuggling fuel to some littoral Arab countries. A commander with Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Ramezan Zirahi, told reporters on Sunday that patrols from the IRGC’s Naval District 2 had seized the ship near the […]

Iran seizes another tanker in the Gulf, media say

Iran has seized another foreign tanker in the Gulf, Iranian state media say. A Revolutionary Guard Corps commander was quoted as saying its naval forces had “seized a foreign tanker in the Persian Gulf that was smuggling fuel for some Arab countries”. It said the tanker was carrying 700,000l of fuel, […]

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker smuggling fuel in Persian Gulf – state media

The tanker was seized by the Islamic Republic Guard Corps (IRGC), the powerful Iranian paramilitary force. An IRGC commander was cited as saying that the tanker had 700,000 liters of fuel on board. The report said the seven crew members have been arrested by the Iranian authorities. It is the third foreign tanker seized by […]

Prohibiting Maintenance of Tanker Off Yemeni Coast, Saudis Risk Explosion and Environmental Disaster

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Officials in Yemen’s western port city of Hodeida have expressed concern to MintPress that the deserted Safer FSO vessel, filled with an estimated 1.1 million barrels of crude oil, is vulnerable to an explosion or a leak due to increasing temperature, high humidity, and maintenance failures. They say that ship’s boilers and […]

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