Rough Seas and Restless Nights – Tracking the Grace 1 Supertanker

MADRID, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Video journalist Marco Trujillo sat on his hotel balcony, eyes fixed on the silhouette of a supertanker in the Strait of Gibraltar, watching for the splash of an anchor chain or the smallest sign of movement. A month earlier British commandos had seized the Grace 1 there over suspicions it was breaking EU sanctions by taking Iranian oil to Syria - … [Read more...]

Iran Says Tanker Oil Sold at Sea, Buyer Sets Destination

DUBAI, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Iran's envoy to London said on Wednesday the oil cargo of tanker Adrian Darya 1 was sold at sea to a private company, denying Tehran had broken assurances it had given over the vessel, but he insisted EU's Syria sanctions did not apply to Tehran. "At (the) meeting with the British Foreign Secretary, it was emphasized that British authorities' … [Read more...]

Confusion as Turkey Says Iranian Tanker Now Headed Toward Lebanon

By Nerijus Adomaitis and Jonathan Spicer OSLO/ISTANBUL, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Turkey said on Friday that an Iranian tanker at the center of a confrontation between Washington and Tehran was headed to Lebanon's waters after changing course several times, although Beirut said it was not informed of the plan. According to Refinitiv tracking data, the Adrian Darya, formerly called … [Read more...]

World’s Most-Watched Tanker Changes Course Off Turkish Coast

ISTANBUL, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Iranian tanker Adrian Darya, at the center of a dispute between Washington and Tehran, has changed course away from the Turkish coast, Refinitiv ship tracking data showed on Thursday. The tanker, formerly called Grace 1, was released from detention off Gibraltar in mid-August after a five-week standoff over whether it was carrying Iranian oil to … [Read more...]

Iran Says it Sold Oil Cargo from Tanker Released by Gibraltar

GENEVA, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Iran has sold the oil from a tanker released by Gibraltar after weeks in the custody of British Royal Marines and the vessel's owner will decide on its next destination, IRIB news agency quoted an Iranian government spokesman as saying on Monday. Separately, Tehran - embroiled in a spiraling confrontation with Washington over U.S. sanctions meant … [Read more...]