The recently unsealed legal cases over Empire Navigation’s Suez Rajan have shed new light on a VLCC that delivered illicit cargo to the Greek shipowner’s suezmax tanker.

And it has raised questions about why the 306,000-dwt Virgo (built 2002) remains unsanctioned by Washington even as US officials accuse it of furtive cargo transfers, and why it remains flagged by one of the world’s largest ship registries.