Thursday, August 1, 2013

News the HP Doesn't Cover: Tanzania on Iranian Ships

News out of Tanzania of all places, where the government is accusing Iran of using ships with the Tanzanian call sign without its permission:
"Despite their having delisted three dozen Iranian ships, officials in Tanzania said Tehran was still using its call sign to duck around international sanctions aimed at Iran’s oil industry.
According to a report in the AllAfrica news website, at least three National Iranian Tanker Company-operated tanks have recently been transmitting using the “677″ prefix code, which identifies them as sailing under the Tanzanian flag.
Officials from the East African country’s Zanzibar Maritime Authority have requested that port authorities take stern measures against Iranian ships that use Tanzanian identification codes and reaffirmed that they removed the registration of dozens of Iranian tankers, the website reported."

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