Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, previously known as Grace 1, has gone dark on maritime tracking resources, transmitting its position for the last time almost a day ago – at 15:53 2 September, Marine Traffic reported.
The ship’s last known position was pinpointed to the East Mediterranean, not far from the west coast of Syria and the east coast of Cyprus.
Several reports have suggested various destinations for the ship including Turkey and Greece, but nothing has been confirmed so far.
The US regime, which is seeking the arrest of the Iranian vessel, threatened that any state or business harboring or assisting the Adrian Darya may have sanctions levied against them.
At the same time the hypocritical US regime ordered the US military to confiscate and annex most of the oil fields in northern Syria?
The oil tanker was detained by authorities in UK overseas territory, Gibraltar, on 4 July over a tip from Washington that it was carrying a shipment of crude to Syria in violation of EU sanctions.
Tehran later denounced the claims and slammed London over the ship’s arrest, resulting in worsening bilateral relations between the two states. Iran accused London of “piracy” and said the ship’s detention is a violation of the Iran nuclear deal.
The vessel was released on 15 August after more than a month-long detention and ventured further into the Mediterranean, changing its name from Grace 1 to Adrian Darya 1.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2019.