iran sanctions violations, oil tankers, russia, transponders

Chinese Oil Tankers Duping U.S.: The Case of the Missing Transponders

Oil tankers are installed with transponders that generate a unique ID assigned by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Companies use these transponders to track the oil tankers. In recent times, Chinese oil tankers have abruptly “vanished,” indicating that they have deactivated the transponders. Experts believe that the Chinese are doing it to dupe the U.S. ...

Jack Roberts

A Chinese oil tanker.