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Sanctioned tanker “Young Yong” refloated, now at Nipah

11 Nov 2022

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on Friday (11 November) said that it was informed by the Indonesian authorities that the tanker Young Yong has been successfully refloated on 10 November 2022 and is now anchored at Nipah Anchorage in Indonesian waters.

The tanker had grounded off Takong Kecil in the Riau Islands, Indonesia at around 2020h on 26 October 2022.

“Prior to its grounding, MPA’s Port Operations Control Centre (POCC) issued early shallow water warnings through its Vessel Traffic Information System (VTIS) to the tanker on the potential risk of its grounding,” said MPA.

“Navigation through the Traffic Separation Scheme in the Singapore Strait has remained unaffected while Young Yong was grounded and throughout the Indonesian-led efforts to refloat the tanker. There is no report of oil pollution in Singapore’s waters.”

Manifold Times previously reported Young Yong and its owner being blacklisted for activities related to an international oil smuggling network that facilitated oil trades and generated revenue for Hizballah and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF).

OFAC designated this complex network of facilitators, front companies, and vessels under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, as amended, which targets terrorists, terrorist organizations, leaders and officials of terrorist groups, and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism.

Related: Singapore: MPA reports no oil pollution from grounded tanker “Young Yong”

Related: Oil tanker “Young Yong” grounded near Singapore added to OFAC list over Iranian links

 

Photo credit: Marine Traffic / Mataburung.com Burung Hantu

Published: 11 November, 2022

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