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Going Dark and Fake Voyages: The Tricks Used to Dodge Trade Sanctions

  • Ships vanish from tracking screens, conduct high-sea transfers
  • Tricks used to conceal shipments of oil, petroleum fuel, coal
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As the U.S. looks to enforce sanctions aimed at halting trade with states such as Iran and Venezuela, there’s increased scrutiny on the tricks being used to keep commodities flowing to and from blacklisted countries.