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The Iranian-built Sorocaima Reflagged

Previously, I covered Iran’s construction of the Sorocaima for Venezuela’s PDVSA in what was supposed to be a four tanker deal. Despite Iranian news stories to the contrary, the vessel was never delivered, largely due to Venezuela’s mismanagement of the economy. It also seems … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s Aframax Tanker Still at Iran’s Sadra Shipyard

Looks like Iran was unable to deliver the Sorocaima, its first indigenously-built Aframax tanker, to Venezuela after all. Previously, we thought that Iran may have pulled it off. Historical imagery from April to October 2014 did not show the vessel berthed … Continue reading

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Iran Finally Delivers Venezuela’s AFRAMAX Tanker

In 2006, Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) was in the market to buy 42 tankers to replace its fleet by the end of 2012. PDVSA’s objective was to transport 40% of the company’s production with its own fleet and ultimately reorient … Continue reading

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Lessons of the Mali War

  by DAVID AXE Despite a flurry of attacks pointing to the possibility of drawn-out insurgent fighting in Mali, the French government is still planning on withdrawing its roughly 2,500 troops in the West African country starting in March, potentially … Continue reading

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