Gibraltar boat.

Jul 2016
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This Iranian oil tanker stuck in Gibraltar. Would it not be easier to unload the oil and sell it on the open market? Whatever is earned, post a cheque to Iran , then, release the empty tanker?
 

GogLais

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Sep 2013
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This Iranian oil tanker stuck in Gibraltar. Would it not be easier to unload the oil and sell it on the open market? Whatever is earned, post a cheque to Iran , then, release the empty tanker?
Good thinking, there’ll be a vacancy at the Foreign Office any day now.
 

Naomasa298

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Apr 2010
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This Iranian oil tanker stuck in Gibraltar. Would it not be easier to unload the oil and sell it on the open market? Whatever is earned, post a cheque to Iran , then, release the empty tanker?
That would be piracy.
 

tomar

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Jan 2011
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It has been released today

So showing 2 things:

- its arrest was questionnable if not plain illegal
- force pays (hardly a coincidence that it was released after the iranians also seized tankers - which will be probably now be soon released)
 
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tomar

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Jan 2011
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US offered millions in cash to captain of Iranian tanker

Really interesting... So now Bribery is actually US government policy ?

A senior United States official personally offered several million dollars to the Indian captain of an Iranian oil tanker suspected of heading to Syria, the State Department has confirmed.

The Financial Times newspaper reported that Brian Hook, the State Department point man on Iran, sent emails to captain Akhilesh Kumar in which he offered "good news" of millions in US cash to live comfortably if he steered the Adrian Darya 1 to a country where it could be seized.

"We have seen the Financial Times article and can confirm that the details are accurate," a State Department spokeswoman said on Wednesday.


And the follow up

US authorities said that Kumar, 43, took over as captain in Gibraltar. After he apparently did not respond to the US offer, the Treasury Department on Friday imposed sanctions both on the ship and on Kumar himself, freezing any assets he may have in the US and criminalising any US financial transactions with him.

This guy is either extremely honest or simply did not understand the message (or perhaps the thought these were nigerian scammers)
 

Ancientgeezer

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Nov 2011
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It seems that the last position of the tanker was 50km off the Syrian coast.
 
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Seems it it has offloaded its cargo and the nearest bit of land was Syria. Iran may have been telling "Porkies".