An Iranian tanker is reportedly discharging a cargo of gasoil in Syria for the benefit of Lebanon's Hezbollah.

Oil intelligence outfit TankerTrackers said on Tuesday that the 35,155-dwt Faxon (built 2004) was delivering 33,000 tonnes of the petroleum product in Baniyas for trucking into Lebanon.

TankerTrackers said the ship was unable to discharge in Lebanon due to sanctions.