Government Articles

In the Grace I’s Wake: Ship Management and Sanctions Evasion (Part 2)

This is the second in a series on Iranian sanctions evasion in the maritime shipping industry. Follow these links to read the intro and part 1 of the series. We continue our investigation into the Grace I, a Panama-flagged oil tanker seized off the coast of Gibraltar...

Public Records Tie Alleged Venezuelan Money Launderer to Over $5 Million in Property, Companies in Hong Kong

A contractor for subsidiaries of Venezuela’s state-owned oil firm, Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), who was charged in March with money laundering is connected to over $5 million in property spanning Florida and California, along with five previously unidentified...

In the Grace I’s Wake: Who Owned the Grace I? (Part 1)

This is the first in a series on Iranian sanctions evasion in the maritime shipping industry. In case you missed it, you can read the introduction here. Part 1: Our investigation into the Grace I’s ownership leads to an Emirati family with a history of supporting...

In the Grace I’s Wake: Countering Sanctions Evasion and Illicit Shipping

Last July, British Royal Marines and Gibraltar authorities seized the Grace I, a Panama-flagged oil tanker carrying 2.1 million barrels of crude oil. They suspected the vessel of shipping Iranian oil to Syria in contravention of European Union sanctions. There was no...