Iranian tanker unloaded its oil cargo in a Syrian port

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Iranian tanker Adrian Daria I, released in Gibraltar last month, has unloaded its crude oil at a Syrian port, media reported.

The London-based Qatari-funded Middle East Eye website quoted private sources as saying that 55 percent of the 2.1 million barrels of crude oil was unloaded last night.

The semi-official Iranian media, such as Fars and Tasnim, reprinted the news.

The reports did not disclose the name of the port where the tanker was unloaded.

The tanker, which was then named “Grace-1”, was detained in early July by the authorities of Gibraltar with the help of Britain for allegedly transporting oil to Syria in violation of European sanctions imposed on the government of Damascus.

After five weeks of detention, the Gibraltar authorities released the tanker and announced that it had received assurances from Tehran that the ship would not go to Syria, but Tehran denied that.

Adrian Daria then flew to the eastern Mediterranean, repeatedly changing her destination and then switching off the ship identification system earlier this September, off the coast of Syria and Lebanon.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry announced that it had sold the oil cargo carried by the tanker, and that the buyer, who did not reveal his identity, decides the destination of the ship.


This article is written and prepared by our foreign editors writing for OBSERVATORY NEWS from different countries around the world – material edited and published by OBSERVATORY staff in our newsroom.

Our Standards, Terms of Use: Standard Terms And Conditions.

OBSERVATORY NEWS — Breaking news source, real-time coverage of the world’s events, life, politics, business, finance, economy, markets, war and conflict zones.

Contact us: [email protected]

Stay connected with News Observatory and Observatory Newsroom, also with our online services and never lost the breaking news stories happening around the world.

Support The OBSERVATORY from as little as $1 – it only takes a minute. Thank you.

We are NEWS OBSERVATORY — the only funding and support we get from people – we are categorically not funded by any political party, any government somewhere or from any grouping that supports certain interests – the only support that makes OBSERVATORY possible came from you.