No. 09



Russian Tanker Released After Unloading Oil

The Russian tanker Volgoneft 147, which was seized by the US Navy in the Gulf two weeks ago, was allowed to set sail with its crew of 17 Russians and one Iraqi after it unloaded its contraband cargo of Iraqi oil in Oman. The Oman News Agency reported on 21 February that the cargo was pumped into another tanker. The agency quoted an official with the Omani Foreign Ministry as saying that Oman plans to sell the...