Indonesia Seizes Iranian-flagged Tanker Suspected of Illegal Oil Transfer

July 12, 2023


Steffano Sulaiman and Fransiska Nangoy



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  • Cameroon

Indonesia's coast guard seized the MT Arman 114, an Iranian-flagged oil tanker, in the North Natuna Sea on the suspicion that it was illegally transporting crude oil. The tanker was engaged in a ship-to-ship oil transfer at sea with the Cameroon-flagged MT S Tinos and was spoofing its automatic identification system data to indicate that it was in another location, according to Indonesian authorities.