United Against Nuclear Iran Launches Vessel Tracking Initiative

The not-for-profit, non-partisan advocacy group, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), has announced the launch of an around-the-clock Iranian vessel tracking system known as MINERVA. MINERVA, short for Maritime Intelligence Network and Rogue Vessel Analysis, is a new initiative that aims to track Iranian vessels to identify and expose the Iranian regime's efforts to smuggle … [Read more...]

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 danger of an Iranian vessel spilling oil on another country's coast, the chief executive of Lloyd's Register said. Last month, the China Classification Society became the last of the world's top companies in the field to … [Read more...]

GL Halts Iran Business [REPORT]

Ship classification society Germanischer Lloyd has reportedly stopped verifying safety and environmental standards for ship's belonging to Iran's biggest shipping companies, Reuters reports. GL is the latest class society to pledge an end to Iran operations in response to EU sanctions targetting the country's disputed nuclear programme and pressure from the U.S.-based United … [Read more...]

United Against Nuclear Iran Targets Germanischer Lloyd

U.S.-based pressure group against Iran's nuclear ambitions, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), on Thursday called on classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL) to stop certifying Iranian ships, specifically those of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC). GL is the latest classification society targeted by the … [Read more...]

Bureau Veritas Pulls Plug on Iran Operations

French classification society Bureau Veritas has halted its marine work in Iran, pledging to end its certification of Iranian vessels, specifically those of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines ("IRISL") and the National Iranian Tanker Company ("NITC"). In a statement made available Thursday, Bureau Veritas said that it has "decided to disengage completely from all … [Read more...]