Iranian tanker Adrian Darya again says it will go to Turkey

An Iranian oil tanker pursued by the US now again says it is en route to Turkey. (AFP)

An Iranian oil tanker pursued by the US now again says it is en route to Turkey.

The crew of the Adrian Darya 1, formerly known as the Grace 1, changed its listed destination in its Automatic Identification System to Iskenderun, Turkey, on Friday.

However, mariners can input any destination into the AIS, so Turkey may not be its true destination.

Previously, the ship said it would head to Mersin, Turkey, before subsequently removing that destination.

The Adrian Darya was held for weeks off Gibraltar after being seized by authorities there on suspicion of violating EU sanctions on oil sales to Syria.

The US has a warrant in federal court to seize the ship and has been warning nations not to accept it.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:00 - GMT 07:00
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