After losing bigtime in a depressed market this year, the global fleet of some 15,000 tankers trading internationally is looking at signals for a better 2022
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Roza is one of 18 Cameroon-flagged tankers tracked in US-sanctioned Venezuela and Iran trades
Tankers engaged in ‘shady’ shipments expected to be scrapped post-sanctions
US and Iran naval forces report tensions in waters surrounding key Strait of Hormuz oil transit area
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As scrutiny of the subterfuge shipping fleet skirting sanctions to deliver blocked cargoes has intensified, the tactics being deployed by the murkier end of the maritime sector have rapidly evolved. This week’s edition of the podcast peers behind the increasingly complicated network of opaque tactic and institutions being set up to obfuscate sanctions evasion at sea. Featuring insights from: BIMCO, Lloyd’s List Intelligence, sanctions expert Michelle Wiese Bockmann and C4ADS, a non-profit group that investigates how data impacts security and international conflicts
UN Security Council Panel investigating North Korean maritime sanctions recommends that class, flag states and shipyards need to beef up security monitoring and compliance procedures to clamp down on increasingly sophisticated subterfuge shipping activity
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Tankers purchased this year linked together by a complicated web of cargo transfers and managing companies, with many formerly owned by Greek shipowners
Tankers were part of vintage subterfuge fleet of some 160 vessels engaged in shipping Iranian and Venezuelan crude
The UN agency is reviewing claims that IMO numbers are being issued for ships that don’t exist
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