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(Original post by Palmyra)
Tick tock for the UK, about 1 week left, I hope they choose wisely...
do you live in the UK?
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What reason would the Iranians have to send the vessel around the cape unless it was to hide its destination? The standard practice (far, far cheaper and quicker) is to go through the Suez canal, and even transhipping into smaller vessels for the transit is normal, significantly cheaper and quicker than sending a big tanker south of Africa.
Interesting fact i came across, did you know that overly large oil tankers cannot traverse Suez but have to offload their cargo and have it pumped from end to the other? And said pipeline is partly owned by KSA... whom forbid Iran from using it?
(The Economist, 2019)
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Interesting fact i came across, did you know that overly large oil tankers cannot traverse Suez but have to offload their cargo and have it pumped from end to the other? And said pipeline is partly owned by KSA... whom forbid Iran from using it?
(The Economist, 2019)
I did not know Iran is banned from the canal but I think I alluded to the common need for trans-shipping of large tanker loads in an earlier post.
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