Tanker carrying disputed pipeline Kurdish oil arrives in Israel

Turkey's Energy Minister Taner Yildiz addresses the media in Ankara, June 10, 2014. A second tanker carrying piped crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan had departed Turkey's Ceyhan, Yildiz said last week. (Reuters)

A tanker carrying pipeline Iraqi Kurdish crude oil has anchored by Israel’s Ashkelon port early on Friday morning, ship tracking and industry sources said.

The tanker, the SCF Altai, did not arrive directly from Turkey’s Ceyhan port, out of which Iraqi Kurdistan’s pipeline oil is exported.

The United Emblem loaded the oil at the beginning of last week at Ceyhan and then sailed to Malta where it did a ship-to-ship transfer to the SCF Altai tanker, local shipping and market sources said and ship tracking showed.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:42 - GMT 06:42