Greek ships hit by US sanctions against Venezuela

Four tanker ships with ties to Greece have been blacklisted by the US for sailing with oil from Venezuela. According to a ship database, the ships are ultimately controlled by several well-known Greek shipowners.

Venezuela has for many years been a major oil exporter. But in late May several tanker vessels from Iran arrived with oil for the country, which is hit hard by economic woes. The ships depicted are not related to the Greek ships in the article. | Photo: AFP/Ritzau Scanpix

Four tanker ships and shipping companies with ties to Greece have been blacklisted by the US for violating the sanctions against Venezuela.

According to US authorities, the ships and their owners have transported oil from Venezuela in violation of the US sanctions imposed on state-owned oil company PDVSA in an effort to put pressure on President Nicolás Maduro.

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