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Old 19th August 2019, 08:41
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Just noticed that the rather controversial tanker "Grace 1" that was impounded and held at anchor off Gibraltar has, over the weekend, changed her name to "Adrian Darya 1". Registered under the Panamanian flag. Still has all the same relevant IMO data. Presumably now intends to wander off someplace. Be interesting to see where she finishes up - and of course whether the tankers on the other end of the 'debate' are now released.
Update : Now showing as about 50nm east of Gib. heading for Kalamata (Greece) now under Iranian Flag (0800z)

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Old 21st August 2019, 10:29
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Further commentary under the thread " Arrested Ships".

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Old 23rd August 2019, 00:36
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Is this the ChasD formerly providing navigation for Western Geo in the late 60s?
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Old 23rd August 2019, 09:19
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According to the latest news re ADRIAN DARYA 1 the Greek Authorities have said that they will not give her any help at all.
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Old 24th August 2019, 18:50
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Change of Orders !

She is presently showing as south of Sardinia, slow steaming (about 8knots) with destination now Mersin, Turkey. Kalamata in Greece could not have taken a ship of that size, nor, I suspect, any other Greek port.

Hi Elek, sorry, no, I was far east with Shell that era.
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Old 24th August 2019, 22:24
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She is presently showing as south of Sardinia, slow steaming (about 8knots) with destination now Mersin, Turkey. Kalamata in Greece could not have taken a ship of that size, nor, I suspect, any other Greek port.

Hi Elek, sorry, no, I was far east with Shell that era.
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And Mersin is only a few hours steaming from Banias, the alleged original destination.
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Old 25th August 2019, 08:50
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Update 250700z : now showing as "For Orders" : Confusion or obfuscation? - a case of watch this space but there seem to be many eyes watching !
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Update 250700z : now showing as "For Orders" : Confusion or obfuscation? - a case of watch this space but there seem to be many eyes watching !
That vessel and the crew on board are currently the most "watched" thing afloat. They won't be able to have their cornflakes without big brother knowing about it. There are ways to "hide" a vessel's movements but that one has no chance.
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Old 26th August 2019, 14:31
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That vessel and the crew on board are currently the most "watched" thing afloat. They won't be able to have their cornflakes without big brother knowing about it. There are ways to "hide" a vessel's movements but that one has no chance.
Today's maritime press is reporting this!

"Iran says Adrian Darya 1 crude oil cargo sold
Tehran says it no longer owns the crude oil caught up in diplomatic controversy with the West"

If true, it could upset a few applecarts?
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Old 26th August 2019, 17:07
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Today's maritime press is reporting this!

"Iran says Adrian Darya 1 crude oil cargo sold
Tehran says it no longer owns the crude oil caught up in diplomatic controversy with the West"

If true, it could upset a few applecarts?
They will all be watching it even more now.
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Old 28th August 2019, 16:22
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They will all be watching it even more now.
According to Marine Traffic, they are? Getting more hits than any other vessel!
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Old 28th August 2019, 21:10
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As mentioned on the "Arrested Ships" thread the Comoros Island registered tanker Savior departed Mersin anchorage light ship yesterday after laying there for some weeks.

Her destination according to AIS is /was Port Said. She arrived off Baniyas early morning and has not reported for over 16 hrs. Baniyas was the original destination for the Adrian Darya's oil.

Possibly STS transfer proposed.


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Old 29th August 2019, 17:30
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Reversed course...
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Old 29th August 2019, 20:42
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Gibraltar for orders perhaps!

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Old 30th August 2019, 02:27
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The ADRIAN is Now heading South (175*).
Also heading North towards her is the SILVIA 1, an Iranian SuezMax (160,000 dwt) that has just transited the Suez Canal.
Her AIS simply gives her destination as 'For Orders'.
As the 'ADRIAN' is too big at 300,000 dwt / 22.1m to get into Banias (100,000 dwt max / 15.8m max draft) ) she will have to do several lightnings / STS, so keep an eye out for any other SuezMax or Aframax tankers coming her way then going dark on AIS

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Old 30th August 2019, 11:19
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M.T. Savior is still "dark".

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Old 30th August 2019, 11:35
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The ADRIAN is Now heading South (175*).
Also heading North towards her is the SILVIA 1, an Iranian SuezMax (160,000 dwt) that has just transited the Suez Canal.
Her AIS simply gives her destination as 'For Orders'.
As the 'ADRIAN' is too big at 300,000 dwt / 22.1m to get into Banias (100,000 dwt max / 15.8m max draft) ) she will have to do several lightnings / STS, so keep an eye out for any other SuezMax or Aframax tankers coming her way then going dark on AIS

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Yes, there is previous form with her.

https://www.algemeiner.com/2019/08/1...b-news-outlet/

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Old 30th August 2019, 16:37
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AIS now shows (1405z/30.08.2019) the ADRIAN heading towards ISKENDERUN in Turkey, which is strange as the port has no oil terminal whatsoever and a max. draft of about 10m, so this destination is probably another spoof.
The SILVIA has also gone dark and the SAVIOR as previously mentioned by JMCG also remains dark.
Thank you to JMCG for the newsfeed link which confirms previous shenanigans involving the SILVIA and brings two other ships to the plot namely the iranian flagged JASMINE and the 160k, SANDRO., which is Togo flagged, owned by a Lebanese company which in turn appears to be owned by Syrian interests with close links to Iran.
Can't find the JASMINE on AIS yet but the SANDRO has her AIS on and has just left Limassol Anchorage in Cypress heading south.
With all the world's attention on the ADRIAN maybe she's the decoy to allow the SILVIA to work unmolested.
Only time will tell !!!

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Old 30th August 2019, 17:56
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I expect the US Fleet in Med., have them all plotted 24/7
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Old 30th August 2019, 20:13
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Another one to consider - she is the STARK 1 making 10.3kns. At this moment BPs British Resolution (making 10.7 knots on identical course) is on her tail less than a mile apart.

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Old 31st August 2019, 16:55
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Adrian Darya has again completed a 180-degree course and is now heading away from her reported destination. Meanwhile, Savior and Stark 1 are now "dark".

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Old 1st September 2019, 10:25
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Now anchored off Baniyas refinery - which was always reported as her true destination.

I would expect MT Savior to lighten her - the latter having gone "dark" since she arrived off Banias last week.

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Old 3rd September 2019, 11:19
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Seems to have 'gone dark' yesterday afternoon after turning to the north and starting to move.
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Old 3rd September 2019, 11:56
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Becoming a huge embarrassment now with the US unable to do anything about the situation. Gibraltar has been duped by an Arab's promise.

The tanker Savior was"dark" for a few days while anchored approx two miles offshore Baniyas. Yesterday she reported again making her way west from Baniyas then anchored and went dark again . At this time the Adrian Darya was some 60 miles south of her. About an hour later she too went "dark".

As mentioned earlier there are a number of Iranian owned/operated /flagged/ outflagged v/ls around Lebanon /Syrian waters. Most are now "dark",

Whilst Suez is an easy route to get the oil to Syria I cannot see any positives to cut off supplies.

I also read a report that the SBM and associated p/p work at Baniyas had been ruptured a few months back.

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Old 7th September 2019, 22:04
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After appearing to have turned off radio trackers in the eastern Mediterranean on Monday, satellite imagery has shown the vessel two nautical miles from the port of Tartus, western Syria, according to US officials.
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