Greek Manager of Oaktree- backed Tanker Says Probing Possible Iran Oil Transfer

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Greece- based Empire Navigation is checking out whether Iranian oil was moved onto among the vessels it takes care of, the firm claimed in a declaration, after a united state campaigning for team initially made such claims recently.

Top oil delivery business state they are coming to grips with an expanding threat of managing oil deliveries stemming from nations that have actually been targeted by united state assents such as Iran and also Venezuela.

A violation of united state assents can bring about a firm shedding accessibility to the buck monetary system, having possessions took, and also insurance coverage cover for ships terminated, united state and also insurance coverage market authorities state.

Empire Navigation claimed it was “aware of the allegation of non-compliance regarding our managed vessel, Suez Rajan, related to a ship-to-ship transfer of Iranian oil”.

“We take these allegations very seriously and will work with the authorities to investigate this matter,” it claimed in a declaration sent out on Sunday.

UK-based maritime firm Fleetscape, which is backed by united state investment company Oaktree Capital Management, earlier claimed it was checking into the feasible transfer of Iranian oil onto the Suez Rajan, which it funds, after United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) initial called Oaktree.

Fleetscape included it had “no role in the operation of Empire’s fleet”.

united state authorities have actually not commented thus far.

UANI claimed in aFeb 15 letter seen by Reuters it thought Iranian oil was moved to the Suez Rajan from a vessel called the Virgo onFeb 13. The team claimed the Virgo was believed of grabbing oil from Iran’s Kharg Island incurable onJan 22.

(Reuters – Reporting by Jonathan SaulEditing by Tomasz Janowski)

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