Sanctions-busting tanker de-flagged by St Kitts & Nevis registry

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Lloyd’s List Intelligence data tracks the Bonita Queen loading crude off the coast of Iran on Kharg Island, with the aframax tanker breaching US sanctions. St Kitts & Nevis de-flagged the vessel shortly after learning of its movements

Bonita Queen’s movements follow a similar pattern of behaviour used by other Chinese-owned or Iranian-controlled ships to avoid detection and obfuscate the origin and destination of transported Iranian oil

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