Panama to withdraw flag from tanker towed to Iran, cites violations

Panama City, July 21

Panama’s sea expert said on Saturday it had started the way toward pulling back the enrollment of an oil tanker called MT Riah, which was towed to Iran after it vanished from ship following maps in the Strait of Hormuz on July 14.

Panama started the banner withdrawal process on Friday after an examination decided the tanker had “deliberately damaged global regulations” by not announcing any uncommon circumstance, the specialist said in a statement.

Iran has said it towed a vessel into its waters from the strait after the ship issued a misery call. Despite the fact that Tehran did not name the vessel, the Riah is the main ship whose recorded developments seem prone to coordinate that description.

US authorities have said they are uncertain whether the tanker was seized by Iran or saved subsequent to confronting mechanical blames as Tehran affirms, making a puzzle adrift during a period of high pressure in the Bay. — Reuters