|MT BONITA QUEEN|
The Government of St Kitts & Nevis has reportedly abruptly cancelled the vessel registration of the MT BONITA QUEEN, an Iranian crude oil tanker, which has taken on a cargo of crude at the terminal at Kharg island, and has sailed for an internationally-sanctioned destination in Syria. Apparently, St Kitts fears US push back should another vessel flying the SKN flag enter the Mediterranean, bound for Syria. Perhaps the Kittitians might want to cancel ALL the Iranian oil tankers it has on its maritime registry.
Will the US seize the ship and cargo ? This vessel is of particular concern, since there are now issues of doubt regarding the destination of the now-released GRACE 1, allegedly now destined for Greece, who has subsequently demurred.