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Russia's Shadow Tanker Fleet

gCaptain’s full coverage of the “shadow tanker” fleet being used to transport sanctioned Russian oil exports to global markets.

Sunday, May 12, 2024
US Navy ship raising Greek ensign

Naval Exercises Intensify as Greece Aims to Prevent Russian Oil Transfers

By Alex Longley (Bloomberg) Greece’s Navy extended a series of exercises aimed at preventing tankers from transferring Russian oil just miles off its

May 12, 2024
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Sunday, May 5, 2024
The Christophe de Margerie, an ice-class tanker fitted out to transport liquefied natural gas, is docked at the Yamal LNG facility in Arctic port of Sabetta, Yamalo-Nenets district, Russia March 30, 2017. REUTERS/Olesya Astakhova/File Photo

How Western Sanctions Are Strangling Putin’s Arctic Gas Ambitions

By Stephen Stapczynski (Bloomberg) –Russia’s fortress economy has proved remarkably resilient to an onslaught of Western sanctions. Two years

May 5, 2024
Total Views: 1723

Sunday, April 28, 2024
File photo of an oil tanker at sea

Shadow-Fleet Oil Tanker That Crashed Had Void Western Insurance

By Alex Longley and Sanne Wass (Bloomberg) –A shadow-fleet oil tanker that crashed in Denmark’s vital straits produced a set of insurance documents

April 28, 2024
Total Views: 4139

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
The Kozmino oil port in eastern Russia

EU’s Proposed Russia Sanctions to Target More Ships

By Julia Payne and Kate Abnett BRUSSELS, April 24 (Reuters) – The European Commission is expected to propose sanctions on ships delivering North Korean

April 24, 2024
Total Views: 777

Friday, March 22, 2024
Oil Tanker Bridge

Oil Tanker Firm Fractal Loses Bid to Escape UK Sanctions

By Jonathan Browning (Bloomberg) — A Dubai-based shipping firm that was targeted for being part of Russia’s shadow fleet has lost a court bid to

March 22, 2024
Total Views: 1237

Friday, February 23, 2024
Sovcomflot ship bridge

U.S. Sanctions Russia’s State-Owned Shipping Company Sovcomflot

The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Friday imposed sanctions on Russia’s largest shipping company, Joint Stock Company Sovcomflot (Sovcomflot), part

February 23, 2024
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Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Tankers Tied to the Russian Oil Trade Grind to a Halt Following US Sanctions

Tankers Tied to the Russian Oil Trade Grind to a Halt Following US Sanctions

(Bloomberg) — A chunk of the vast fleet of tankers that Russia uses to deliver its crude oil is grinding to a halt under the weight of US sanctions,

February 13, 2024
Total Views: 7947

Saturday, February 3, 2024
Oil tanker on fire in the Red Sea after Houthi missile attack

Russian Oil Sails Red Sea Despite Tanker Fire

By Natalie Grover (Reuters) – Tankers carrying Russian oil have continued sailing through the Red Sea largely uninterrupted by Houthi attacks

February 3, 2024
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Thursday, January 18, 2024
oil tanker

U.S. Sanctions Shadow Fleet Shipping Company for Russia Oil Price Cap Violations

The U.S. has imposed new sanctions on a UAE-based shipping company operating eighteen vessels for transporting Russian crude oil above the $60 per barrel price

January 18, 2024
Total Views: 3415

Friday, January 5, 2024
Stock photo of an oil tanker moored at sea

Tankers Carrying Russian Oil Showing Signs of U.S. Sanctions Impact

By Sherry Su and Julian Lee (Bloomberg) — There are growing signs that Russia’s oil flows might be facing disruption in the aftermath of a ramp up in

January 5, 2024
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Thursday, December 28, 2023
The Galaxy Leader cargo ship is escorted by Houthi boats in the Red Sea in this photo released November 20, 2023. Houthi Military Media/Handout via REUTERS

The Maritime Stories That Made 2023

This year proved once again that the maritime industry is one of the most important and exciting industries on the planet. As 2023 comes to a close,

December 28, 2023
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Wednesday, December 20, 2023
tanker at sea

U.S. Tightens Enforcement of Price Cap on Russian Oil

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has intensified its efforts to enforce the price cap on Russian oil by taking action against shipowners and vessels

December 20, 2023
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Friday, December 8, 2023
A 2019 view of vessels in the Singapore Strait April 3, 2019. Picture taken on April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Henning Gloystein/File Photo

Shadow Fleet Tanker Grounding Near Singapore Underscores Environmental Risks

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — A shadow-fleet oil tanker that had previously falsified its location to avoid detection on digital ship-tracking

December 8, 2023
Total Views: 2181

Thursday, December 7, 2023
tanker at sea

UK Sanctions on Russian Tanker Firm Show Effort to Curb Evasion

(Bloomberg) — UK sanctions against a Dubai-based company that controls Russia’s state-controlled oil tanker fleet are the latest sign that Western

December 7, 2023
Total Views: 2392

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
oil tanker

IMO Adopts Tougher Resolution to Tackle ‘Shadow’ Tanker Fleet

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – The United Nations’ shipping agency on Wednesday adopted a resolution targeting

December 6, 2023
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Thursday, October 26, 2023
Stock photo of an oil tanker moored at sea

World’s Ghost Fleet in Focus as US Cracks Down on Russian Price Cap

LONDON, Oct 26 (Reuters) – U.S. penalties on shippers transporting Russian oil in breach of the G7’s price cap could push more

October 26, 2023
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Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Stock photo of a tanker at sea

Shadow Fleet Oil Tanker Drifted for Two Days in Indian Ocean

(Bloomberg) — A 26-year-old oil tanker that’s moving fuel for Russia drifted for two days in a busy shipping lane in the Indian Ocean, drawing the

October 11, 2023
Total Views: 3775

Monday, September 25, 2023
tanker at sea

Russia Still Relies on Europe for Shipping its Oil 

By Alex Longley (Bloomberg) — Russia is still relying on European shipping to transport its oil even as the country’s supplies exceed Group-of-Seven

September 25, 2023
Total Views: 1705

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Fremantle Highway boat fire

Marine Insurance Industry Faces Inflation Challenge

Global ocean hull premiums rose by 5.7% in 2022 due to increased activity, vessel values, and reduced market capacity, but change is on the horizon

September 19, 2023
Total Views: 1947

Friday, July 21, 2023
Chinese Shipyard

Deep Dive Into China’s Move To Build Shadow Fleet Tankers

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Irene Ang at Tradewinds is reporting that Kurow Shipping, a mysterious tanker company with ties to the Shadow Fleet of

July 21, 2023
Total Views: 7036


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