U.S. Seeks to Seize Iranian Oil at Sea on Liberian-Flagged Tanker

Signaling that the United States is continuing its efforts to block the Iranian oil industry, the U.S. Justice Department filed a forfeiture claim, the first under the Biden Administration. The complaint filed on February 3 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia targets all the oil aboard a Liberian-flagged vessel, the M/T Achilleas, a 297,950 dwt crude oil tanker operated by the Marinakis family’s Greece based Capital Ship Management Corporation.

The complaint alleges a scheme...

https://maritime-executive.com/article/u-s-seeks-to-seize-iranian-oil-at-sea-on-liberian-flagged-tanker

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