The US Department of Justice confiscated Iranian oil in Greece transported on the Russian tanker, Interfax reports.
According to the Greek authorities, the Lana Tanker (IMO: 9256860) of the 2003 building, which walks under the Russian flag, was detained on April 15 near the island of Karistos on charges of violating anti -Russian sanctions, but after it turned out that the structure belonged to the tanker, which belongs to the tanker. did not fall under the sanctions of the European Union.
Lana, whose former name Pegas belonged to Promsvyazbank and was registered with the subsidiary of PSB LeASing, according to Lloyd’s List Intelligence. However, in March, the registration of the tanker gave way to Transmorphlot, the owner was Russian citizen Dzhamaldin Pashayev, who is the founder of Transmorflot LLC.
The Antimonopoly Department of Greece ordered the ship to release the ship due to the lack of legal basis for its detention, but the court in Athens ruled that the cargo transported on the tanker may be confiscated. “Confiscation is carried out at the request of the American side, since the cargo belongs to the country that is under sanctions. Oil will be overflowed to another tanker that will transport it to the United States,” the message said.
According to Lloyd’s List, the US Department of Justice hired ICE Energy tanker (IMO: 9301732), owned by the Greek Dynacom, for the transportation of confiscated oil.