December 2, 2023

Within the current growth, the place two tankers had been seized by the Indonesian coast a number of days again, Iran’s oil ministry has issued a press release the place it has mentioned that the oil tanker has no relation with Iran because the proprietor of the tanker MT Arman 114 was unidentifiable. Furthermore it has focused the involved authorities and the western world of defaming and making a adverse affect on Iran’s picture.

The tanker MT Arman was suspected of unlawful transshipment and provide of crude oil by the waters, Together with this the opposite one is Cameroon flagged MT S Tinos. Each the tankers fall underneath the class of VLCC(Very giant crude carriers). The tanker was carrying crude oil price $304 million, in response to coast guard officers the Automated Identification System(AIS) was exhibiting completely different location, it suspects that transceivers weren’t in response to coordinates of the system.

Briefing Media the company’s chief Aan Kurnia mentioned such actions can’t be tolerated of their waters, they are going to act accordingly, the tankers even had been within the Malaysian waters subsequently Indonesian have taken their assist as properly. In 2021 there was such an occasion the place Iranian and Panamanian vessels had been underneath the identical scrutiny.

picture supply:- Reuters(Iran and Cameroon tankers)


Nicely the rivalry between the 2 giants is well-known to the world however after a number of days of the incident Iran has warned any of the nations to unload any quantity of oil from their tanker which is in anchored in Houston, USA in could confiscated an oil tanker carrying Iranian Oil within the operation of sanctions staged towards them with due the Biden administration has deployed extra items of F-16s and F-35s within the wake of the occasions. Based on the reviews Iranian Naval has seized round 3 tankers within the water and performing robustly within the space of Hormuz. Furthermore, the USA has accused Iran of harassing two tankers within the Gulf of Oman.

“US Central Command is dedicated to defending freedom of navigation inside our space of duty which incorporates a number of the most essential waterways on the earth”

CENTCOM Commander, US Military Gen. Michael Kurilla mentioned in a press release.

Regardless of utilizing the outdated tankers it possesses an immense risk to Maritime atmosphere safety as oil spill is quite common, one factor to notice is each the tankers are fairly outdated and should be scrapped so as.

Furthermore nations like UAE has proven dismay in the direction of the motion towards the harassing of tankers as in earlier months Iran seized a Panama flagged tanker travelling throughout Emirati port of Dubai to Fujairah port.
On July 5 the US Navy mentioned it prevented Iran from seizing tankers within the Gulf of Oman. There have been two tankers, responding to the newest wake of such an incident.


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Iran has subsequently misplaced the bid to host the grand maritime occasion which was in October because the US led a proposal towards it. This raises the tensions between the 2 giants within the UN delivery company Council’s assembly.

Tanker Wars usually are not new for the world. It acquired an enormous attraction throughout the Iraq and Iran Battle which endangered Operation Earnest Will by the US to have a examine on the tankers going, It led to an enormous monetary disaster not solely within the Center East furthermore in the entire world. 

USA submitted a paper to the IMO Council citing a number of occasions the place Iran tried to harass the tankers particularly the report of Richmond Voyager Tanker the place it was hit by dwell fireplace claimed within the report. There are 40 nations within the IMO Council largely favoring the proposal.