Iranian ships reflagged in Tanzania
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Iranian ships reflagged in Tanzania

Iranian ships reflagged in Tanzania

The government of Tanzania has said a Dubai-based shipping agent had reflagged 36 Iranian oil tankers with the Tanzanian flag without the country's knowledge and approval, Reuters has reported. The ships were re-flagged by Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania which has claimed it was misled by its Dubai-based agent, Philtex Corp, and would end its contract with that firm. "The government has thoroughly investigated this issue and established that the Zanzibar Maritime Authority (ZMA) through our Dubai-based agent, Philtex, registered 36 Iranian crude oil tankers and containership vessels to fly the Tanzanian flag," Zanzibar vice president Seif Ali Iddi told the country's national assembly. "The Zanzibar government is in the process of de-registering the ships and also terminating its agency contract with Philtex after establishing the truth that these (Iranian) ships are flying the Tanzanian flag."

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