Faced with problems of its customers not being able to import oil due to lack of adequate insurance for ships, National Iranian Oil Company has offered India and other countries the use of fully-insured Iranian vessels for crude shipments. The countries purchasing Iranian oil can ship supplies through Iranian oil tankers that have full insurance cover.
While Iran is one of the main oil suppliers for India, the recent sanctions imposed by the U.S. and Europe have severely affected the shipments.
Even though India does not recognize these international sanctions, the financial sanctions have affected shipments to the country as ships carrying oil from Iran were previously insured by insurance companies from Europe. All those international insurance companies have stopped insuring oil tankers coming from Iran.