Thursday, March 14, 2013

U.S. Uncovers Secret Iranian Oil-Shipping Scheme with Greek Frontman [UPDATE]

By Alister Bull WASHINGTON, March 14 (Reuters) – The United States slapped financial sanctions on Thursday on a Greek businessman it says secretly

March 14, 2013
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Monday, March 4, 2013
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Iran Holds $3 Billion Credit with Turkey, Requests Ships In Lieu of Payment

(Bloomberg) — Iran has a $3 billion credit with Turkey over natural gas it sold to its neighbor and may use it to import commercial and leisure ships,

March 4, 2013
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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Amid Growing Sanctions, Iran Expands its Fleet of Supertankers

By Jonathan Saul LONDON (Reuters) – Iran has taken delivery of several new tankers from Chinese shipyards, giving it greater flexibility in maintaining

February 7, 2013
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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

UPDATED: Watch Iran’s $40 Million Gas Platform Sink in the Persian Gulf [VIDEO]

5 February Update: Ahmad Ghalehbani, Managing Director of the Iranian National Oil Company said in a translated statement that recovering the sunken jacket of

February 5, 2013
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Iran Boosts Export Muscle With New Tankers

By Jonathan Saul LONDON (Reuters) – Iran has taken delivery of several new tankers from Chinese shipyards, giving it greater flexibility in maintaining

February 5, 2013
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Suezmax Owners Teekay and Euronav Boosted With Iraqi Oil, Iranian VLCCs Idle

(Bloomberg) — Oil tankers designed to navigate Egypt’s Suez Canal are getting the most cargoes in at least three years as Iraq fills a void left

February 5, 2013
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Monday, February 4, 2013
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Fear, Threats And Bad Food: Life Aboard A Sanctions-Hit Iranian Ship

By Anupama Chandrasekaran CHENNAI, India, Jan 30 (Reuters) – The eight Indian crew members on board the MV Amina had no inkling they were trapped on the

February 4, 2013
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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$40 Million Iranian Offshore Gas Platform Sinks During Installation

LONDON–Iran Wednesday confirmed it was seeking ways to recover a natural-gas platform made by an affiliate of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards after it

January 30, 2013
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Sunday, January 27, 2013
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Iranian Security Team in High Seas Shootout with Somali Pirates [VIDEO]

An Iranian security team proves once again that the best defense against pirate attack, is a well-armed security team in this undated video. 9 Somali pirates

January 27, 2013
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Iranian Cargo Ship Busts out of Sri Lanka After Being Arrested for Unpaid Debts

By Shihar Aneez and Jonathan Saul COLOMBO/LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – An Iranian-flagged cargo ship has fled Sri Lanka’s waters after weeks of

January 17, 2013
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Iran: Not Certifying Our Ships Poses a Serious Threat to International Safety

By Jonathan Saul LONDON – Western sanctions imposed over the past months against Iran’s shipping industry will seriously affect

December 11, 2012
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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Reuters: Iran Falsifying AIS Data to Conceal Ship Movements

  By Jessica Donati and Daniel Fineren LONDON/DUBAI, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Iranian oil tankers are sending incorrect satellite signals that confuse

December 6, 2012
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Iran Tanker Safety Risks Rise as Ship Classifiers Get Forced Out

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Western pressure that forced foreign ship classifiers out of Iran has increased safety risks, including the

December 5, 2012
Total Views: 4

Friday, November 30, 2012

Expanded Iran Sanctions Target Energy, Ports, Shipping and Shipbuilding Sectors

(Bloomberg) — Two U.S. senators who pressed for the economic sanctions that have reduced Iran’s crude oil exports and earnings have proposed

November 30, 2012
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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Iran Playing a Complex Game of Flag State Cat-and-Mouse

LONDON–Iran is playing a complex game of cat-and-mouse as it tries to assist its ally Syria while avoiding tighter international sanctions on its oil

November 1, 2012
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

US and EU Look to Plug Loopholes in Iran Shipping Sanctions

LONDON–The U.S. and the European Union are looking to close loopholes in sanctions designed to impede Iran’s oil exports after it emerged that

October 16, 2012
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Monday, October 8, 2012

Iran’s Oil Platforms Targeted by Cyber Attacks – Report

Iran’s oil platforms have been targeted by cyber attack by Israel and other nations but their operations have not been affected, an Iranian state oil

October 8, 2012
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

From Dead Sheep to Garbage, Persian Gulf Mine Hunters Detect It All… So We Hope

(Bloomberg) — Telling the difference between a deadly surface mine and a bloated sheep carcass bobbing belly-up in the Persian Gulf is among the skills

September 26, 2012
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Iranian Tanker Company Says They Are Not a State Company, US Treasury Throws the BS Flag

LONDON–A manager with the National Iranian Tanker Co. rejects U.S. claims that the oil transport company is a state company and says it should not be

September 26, 2012
Total Views: 23

Monday, September 24, 2012

U.S. Links Iran’s Oil Company to Sanctioned Revolutionary Guard [REPORT]

(Bloomberg) — The Obama administration will report today that Iran’s state-owned oil company is linked to a military unit sanctioned for weapons

September 24, 2012
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