One of the Iranian vessels (right) is seen in international waters crossing the Gibraltar stretch on May 20. (AFP)

May 25, 2020

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 criticized by US authorities as both nations are under US sanctions, according to the governments, sources and calculations by TankerTrackers.com.

“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 TankerTrackers.com.

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

Reuters

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