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Disputed Kurdish oil tanker mysteriously goes dark off Texas coast

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posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 07:37 PM
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Probably changed their transponder and numbers on the ship and headed to Texas and unloaded it's oil. I am sure the Texas refineries would buy the oil and also give help to make this happen if they got a good enough price on the oil.




posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 09:24 PM
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a reply to: Kukri

Nah, it was Soros.



posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 09:26 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

If you read the article you would have noted they hung out for a while outside Galveston (TX) and there were no takers. So they headed elsewhere and turned off their transponder on the way to .. wherever.



posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 10:19 PM
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I thought it was pretty common for oil tankers from Iran & Iraq etc to 'disappear' so to speak to make illicit deals with the oil by-passing various sanctions and stuff.



posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 10:39 PM
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a reply to: auroraaus

Yes but, they get away with it and its not reported because the right people get paid.



posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 10:44 PM
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If it truly was a Kurdish tanker then I wish them the best, they are expected to carry the load against IS... their opponents have more money, better equipment and growing number of fighters.

The Kurds have heart, and desire to be free... and a western world dang slow to assist them in their fight.

They cant afford to have a tanker sit there twiddling its thumbs while the US sits on its thumbs afraid to make a decision that makes sense.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 12:06 AM
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a reply to: bbracken677

It will work it's way back into the system somehow. You would think that this tanker would already have a buyer before it sailed across the ocean. It'll probably just go down to South America.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 12:54 AM
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a reply to: Wookiep

Machinery breaks down.
It's a inevitability.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 09:53 AM
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Independent Crude oil and LNG shipments are floating around everywhere guys, The crude is considered CARGO and sometimes changes ownership several times as it's being transported through brokers. Remember it's a commodity. That crude cargo may leave Iran on Sunday night and be sold to a broker as soon as it leaves port.. buy the time it gets to Lake Charles or Galveston it's owned by a Swiss chain of banks in India... Please remember the oil embargo is just that, it's not a blockade.. Cargo manifests change by the hour. Only the maritime insurers actually know who the crude belongs too.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 01:41 PM
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If you switch off the ais, then you cant track it with ais and doesn't mean the tanker has disappeares
a reply to: Wookiep



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