Iran ships ‚off radar‘ as Tehran conceals oil sales

14.04.2012                      22.Nissan. 5772                     Shmini schel Pesach; Tag 7 des Omer

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Iran ships 'off radar' as Tehran conceals oil sales

Tehran's ships disable tracking systems to avoid scrutiny; Asia most likely destination for Iranian oil, traders say.

Iran is concealing the destination of its oil sales by disabling tracking systems aboard its tanker fleet, making it difficult to assess how much crude Tehran is exporting as it seeks to counter Western sanctions aimed at cutting its oil revenues.
Most of Iran's 39-strong fleet of tankers is now "off-radar" after Tehran ordered captains in the National Iranian Tanker Co (NITC) to switch off the black box transponders that are used in the shipping industry to monitor vessel movements, oil industry, trading and shipping sources said….