First Iranian tanker crosses into Venezuela’s economic zone as US ships spotted nearby – tracking data

24 May, 2020 00:11

The first of five Iranian tankers carrying fuel to Venezuela has entered the nation’s exclusive economic zone, tracking data shows. Earlier, Tehran threatened the US with retaliation for interfering with the vessels’ passage.

Iranian-flagged oil tanker ‘Fortune’ reached Venezuela’s EEC (Exclusive Economic Zone) late on Saturday, vessel tracking data from Refinitiv Eikon suggests.

As it heads into Venezuela’s territorial waters, it appears the tanker is being closely followed by a US cargo ship, the Adam Joseph.

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