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Strait of Hormuz

With the seizure of the Adrian Darya 1 (formerly Grace 1) by Gibraltar the Iranian government responded by seizing the UK flagged Stena Impero. With US administration's "maximum pressure" campaign continuing against Iran tension within the region continues to rise. Trade treads carefully with risk to seafarers and increased premiums against a backdrop of geopolitics

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Capital dispute with AISSOT traced to sanctions fear

Owner has claimed that dissatisfaction with charterer’s sanctions policy eventually led Dubai-based charterer to dump six VLCCs in ‘dire’ market, although days later charter rates skyrocketed

US sanctions more maritime companies for Iran trade

State Department sanctions Aoxing Ship Management and Hong Kong-based Sea Charming Shipping Company for trade with Iran

The week in charts: Cargo owners feel coronavirus effects plus hidden Iranian oil shipments

Cargo owners are facing up to a series of challenges brought about by the raft of blanked sailings attributed to the coronavirus outbreak, while Lloyd’s List Intelligence data showed sanctioned Iranian oil cargoes are being shipped from Iraq

Sanctioned Iranian fuel oil shipping from Iraq

About 2.1m tonnes of dirty cargoes was loaded from the offshore port limit of the Iraqi port in January, Lloyd’s List Intelligence data shows

Why the Adrian Darya 1 saga is an issue for the whole industry

The saga of the Adrian Darya 1, now expected to deliver its cargo of 2m barrels of Iranian crude to Syria in direct contravention of its release agreement, is an embarrassing political episode, but it should not be written off by shipping as an anomalous example of deceptive political posturing — there is a risk to the wider industry that must be addressed

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Capital dispute with AISSOT traced to sanctions fear

Owner has claimed that dissatisfaction with charterer’s sanctions policy eventually led Dubai-based charterer to dump six VLCCs in ‘dire’ market, although days later charter rates skyrocketed

Middle East and Africa Iran

US sanctions more maritime companies for Iran trade

State Department sanctions Aoxing Ship Management and Hong Kong-based Sea Charming Shipping Company for trade with Iran

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The week in charts: Cargo owners feel coronavirus effects plus hidden Iranian oil shipments

Cargo owners are facing up to a series of challenges brought about by the raft of blanked sailings attributed to the coronavirus outbreak, while Lloyd’s List Intelligence data showed sanctioned Iranian oil cargoes are being shipped from Iraq

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Sanctioned Iranian fuel oil shipping from Iraq

About 2.1m tonnes of dirty cargoes was loaded from the offshore port limit of the Iraqi port in January, Lloyd’s List Intelligence data shows

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Gabon deflags Iranian tanker

Large gaps in a tanker’s automatic identification signal in areas and over periods where it could have called in Iranian waters remain unaccounted for. Its flag registry has decided to de-flag the vessel

Middle East and Africa Iran

Iran calls for review of tanker safety after Sanchi report

The fire and thick smoke that engulfed the tanker within minutes would have made it impossible for any crew member to survive, Iran says in submission to IMO ahead of a sub-committee meeting in March

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UK takes control of shipping protection in Gulf

Royal Navy formally takes command at a ceremony in Bahrain, where the US Fifth Fleet is based, and will remain at the post for about four months

Middle East and Africa Iran

US tightens sanctions net on Iran's petrochemical sector

The US has been tightening the sanctions net on the Islamic Republic since April 2019 when President Donald Trump announced the designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organisation

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South Korea to send forces to Strait of Hormuz

The expansion of the unit’s sphere of activity is to guarantee safety of South Koreans and freedom of navigation of vessels, says South Korea’s defence ministry

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