An Iranian oil tanker operated by the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) has experienced technical difficulties in the Red Sea.
Iran’s Navy commander has voiced readiness for bringing the supertanker Adrian Darya back to home under naval escort after the government of Gibraltar released the Iranian vessel.
Iran’s ambassador to the UK has rejected claims that Tehran renamed a tanker planned to depart from the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, where it has been detained since last month, to avoid US sanctions, saying the move was in line with international maritime rules.
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has unveiled a warrant for the seizure of the Iran-operated Grace 1 supertanker a day after Gibraltar’s Supreme Court confirmed the release of the vessel.
The supertanker Grace-1 has been renamed to “Adrian Darya” and reflagged under the Iranian flag upon the ship owner’s request, a senior Iranian official said, as the vessel prepares to leave Gibraltar on Friday.
The Iranian supertanker Grace-1 seized in Gibraltar has been finally released after almost 40 days, apparently as a goodwill gesture by the UK to secure the release of the British oil tanker Stena Impero impounded in Iran.
Iranian officials say oil exports from the east of the Strait of Hormuz, where over 30 percent of the global seaborne oil traffic is handled, will be possible by early 2021 thanks to a major pipeline project which aims to pump crude to the eastern end of the waterway.
Expert Iranian women are to make their presence felt in the development of energy and environmental technologies and start-up programs.
Iraq’s oil ministry said on Sunday it has no connection with an oil tanker seized by Iran’s IRGC in the Persian Gulf for smuggling fuel, a report said.
An energy official says the high-quality gasoline produced in Iran is so reasonably priced that nine neighbouring states are competing for a share of the fuel.