The Iranian-flagged general cargo ship Golsan, owned by Mosakhar Darya Shipping Co, left Iran in late November, according to Eikon data.
It is known that the vessel left Iran in late November, based on vessel tracking data from Refinitiv Eikon, but did not provide details on the cargo the ship was carrying.
According to Reuters, this event is a sign of increasingly close relations between Iran and Venezuela, two nations that despite suffering US sanctions and intimidation, continue to enhance bilateral cooperation.
The Golsan — a vessel with a cargo capacity of 22,882 tons — belongs to the Mosajar Darya shipping company and is managed by Rahbaran Omid Darya, both companies based in the Persian capital Tehran, and illegally sanctioned by the US in November 2018, the year the US administration of outgoing President Donald Trump unilaterally abandoned the Iran nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions on hundreds of Iranian banking and shipping companies.
Tehran has been supplying gasoline and food to Venezuela, also affected heavily by illegal US sanctions and blockade. The United States has repeatedly opposed cooperation between the two countries and has imposed further sanctions on both.
The Iranian government has made it clear that trade between Iran and Venezuela belongs to two independent countries, is absolutely legal and, therefore, is not a matter of concern to any third party.
Featured image: The Golsan — A ship with a cargo capacity of 22,882 tons. Photo courtesy of HispanTV.