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Iranian Fuel Tanker Moors at Venezuela's El Palito Refinery

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

May 25, 2020

Fortune tanker (file photo) - Image by M Pasban, MarineTraffic

Fortune tanker (file photo) - Image by M Pasban, MarineTraffic

The first of five Iranian tankers carrying fuel to Venezuela has moored at Venezuela's El Palito refinery, Iran's English-language Press TV reported on Monday.

Iran is providing Venezuela with 1.53 million barrels of gasoline and components in a move criticised by U.S. authorities as both nations are under U.S. sanctions, according to the governments, sources and calculations by

"The Iranian oil/chem Handymax tanker, FORTUNE, which loaded 43 million liters of gasoline during mid-March at Port Shahid Rajaee, Iran, has now moored at berth 2 at the refinery of El Palito, Venezuela, situated west of capital city, Caracas," tweeted

A second vessel, the Forest, entered the Caribbean Sea on Saturday. The three remaining vessels were crossing the Atlantic. 

(Writing by Parisa Hafezi; editing by Jason Neely and Mark Potter)

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