Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, ex Grace 1, forced to change destination to TurkeyChristian Fernsby ▼ | August 24, 2019
The Adrian Darya 1, formerly known as the Grace 1, changed its destination from Kalamata in Greece to Mersin on Saturday, after Greece said it would not allow the ship to dock.
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The U.S. warned that any country aiding the ship would face sanctions after a legal bid to extend the ship's detention in Gibraltar was rejected by the local government.
Mersin, which has an oil terminal, lies about 200 kilometres north-west of the Baniyas refinery in Syria that was allegedly the tanker's original destination.
The ship-tracking website MarineTraffic.com showed the Adrian Darya's position on Saturday as just south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea. At current speeds, it estimated the tanker will reach Mersin in about a week. ■