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U.S. Treasury Warns Iranian Vessels May Display False Flags

July 19, 2012

The U.S. Treasury, saying that Iranian vessels may be displaying false flags and registration, urged port and canal authorities to scrutinize documentation.

In an advisory today, the Treasury said Sierra Leone revoked the flag for a vessel belonging to the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines.

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