Tag: oil smuggling

  • 11 Crew Arrested and Vessel Seized In Suspected Oil Theft Case Near Bonny, Nigeria

    February 10, 18:15 LT: A vessel, the MT PREYE 1, has been seized and her 11 crew arrested on suspicion of involvement in crude oil theft by the Nigerian Navy […]

  • Security Increased At Mexican Ports of Tuxpan and Isla de Lobos To Counter Illicit Trafficking

    February 20: The Mexican Secretariat of the Navy has reportedly reinforced security measures at the ports of Tuxpan and Isla de Lobos after an investigation found illegal trafficking of fuel, […]

  • Iran Seizes Tanker Suspected of Oil Smuggling; All 13 Crew Detained

    February 22: Iran’s coast guard seized a foreign tanker accused of smuggling oil in the Gulf of Oman on Saturday, February 22. The tanker was reportedly towed to Bandar-e-Jask Port, […]

  • Singapore Authorities Arrest 11 Men for Illegal MGO Transaction

    November 03: Singapore’s Police Coast Guard (PCG), in a joint operation with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), has arrested 11 men for their suspected involvement in an […]

  • Nigeria Deploys Satellite Tech to Track Oil Smugglers

    April 30: From algorithms to track “dark” ships smuggling stolen crude oil to an online licensing system to undercut corruption, one Nigerian government agency hopes it can use new technology […]

  • Israeli PM States Navy Could Act Against Iranian Oil Smuggling

    Israel’s navy could take action against Iranian oil smuggling, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, urging world powers to foil any effort by Tehran to evade U.S. sanctions. The […]

  • The illegal oil trade

    Hundreds of billions lost in revenue. Illegal oil, product sea trade not a priority for governments: report Governments worldwide need to do more to combat illegal crude oil and refined […]

  • Keeping track

    Why it’s so hard to keep track of ships that get up to no good Ioannis Chapsos, Coventry University South Korea recently seized two oil tankers that it says were […]

  • Ship owners deny knowledge

    Pressure being increased on N. Korea following STS transfers. HK-flagged vessel’s owners deny knowledge of activities with North Korea Vincent Wee The Guangzhou-based owners and operators of the Hong Kong-flagged […]

  • Libya tanker arrest

    Another seizure off Libya raises concerns. Coastguard arrests Greek tanker, claims it was smuggling oil The Libyan coastguard has arrested an oil tanker and taken it to Tripoli on suspicion […]