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Over the past month, the bulk of Iran’s fleet of oil supertankers suddenly disappeared off the map.
When they re-emerged on the high seas, the freshly-painted tankers had new names, new flags and new home ports. The ships’ new identities – changed, for example, from Hoda, Honar and Nesa to Precious, Victory and Truth – is the latest episode of a cat-and-mouse game between Tehran and Western officials tracking Iranian oil exports.