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Stealth mode: ENGAGE. Iran shuts off oil tankers’ trackers to cloak supply routes

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Stealth mode: ENGAGE. Iran shuts off oil tankers’ trackers to cloak supply routes

Most of Iran's tanker fleet is now operating in "off-radar" mode. Tehran has ordered the captains of its 39-strong oil fleet to turn off the tracking devices aboard the tankers in order to disguise the destination of its oil shipments.

­Only seven of Iran’s crude oil carriers are still visible via the AIS (Automatic Identification System) tracking system, Reuters reported on Friday. Neither the captains from the National Iranian Tanker Co nor the purchasers of Iranian crude have given any official comments on the situation.

"NITC oil tankers are going to operate in stealth mode," the report cites an unidentified oil shipping industry official as saying..... MORE
SourceRT.com

URL: http://rt.com/news/iran-oil-tanker-tracking-system-018/

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