US confiscates in Greece the Iranian oil transported on Russian tanker


The US Department of Justice confiscated Iranian oil in Greece, transported on a Russian tanker

According to Greek authorities, the 2003 Lana tanker, which sails under the Russian flag, was detained on April 15 near the island of Karystos on charges of violating anti-Russian sanctions. However, then it turned out that the structure that owns the tanker was not subject to EU sanctions.

Lana, formerly known as Pegas, was owned by Promsvyazbank and was registered to the bank’s subsidiary PSB Leasing, according to Lloyd’s List Intelligence. However, in March, the registration of the tanker was changed to Transmorflot, the owner was a Russian citizen Jamaldin Pashayev, who is the founder of Transmorflot LLC.

The US Justice Department has hired the tanker Ice Energy, which is owned by the Greek Dynacom, to transport the confiscated oil. 

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