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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.


Monday, May 8, 2023
two tankers conduct ship-to-ship transfer
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EU Puts Russian Ship-to-Ship Oil Transfers in its Crosshairs

By Ewa Krukowska and Alberto Nardelli (Bloomberg) — The European Union proposed prohibiting access to its ports for vessels that attempt to circumvent

May 8, 2023
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Thursday, April 20, 2023
oil tanker
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Mumbai-Based Tanker Company Loses Insurance Over Russian Oil

By Alex Longley and Julian Lee (Bloomberg) — An oil tanker company heavily involved in moving Russian oil lost industry standard insurance for its fleet

April 20, 2023
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Friday, March 31, 2023
Russian Oil Tankers. REUTERS/Tatiana Meel/File Photo
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IMO Raises Concern About Shadow Tanker Fleet

By Alaric Nightingale and Thomas Gualtieri (Bloomberg) — A United Nations agency that oversees shipping raised concerns about the shadow fleet that has

March 31, 2023
Total Views: 1398

Thursday, March 30, 2023
The Kozmino oil port in eastern Russia
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Russia Relying on Western Insurance for Half of Oil its Shipments

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — Russia still relies on Western insurers to cover more than half of the tanker fleet that exports its oil, according to

March 30, 2023
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Russia’s Oil Tanker Ghost Fleet Is A Time Bomb
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Russia’s Oil Tanker Ghost Fleet Is A Time Bomb

By James Stavridis (Bloomberg) Most people focus on the land and air aspects of the war in Ukraine, naturally enough — they are vivid and constantly

March 30, 2023
Total Views: 10840

Sunday, March 26, 2023
Aging Shadow Fleet Carrying Russian Oil Poses Disaster Risk
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Aging Shadow Fleet Carrying Russian Oil Poses Disaster Risk

By Asad Zulfiqar Mar 26, 2023(Bloomberg) –The oil tanker Turba normally should have been melted down by now.  The 26-year-old vessel hasn’t

March 26, 2023
Total Views: 25780

Thursday, March 23, 2023
oil tanker
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‘Shadow’ Tanker Fleet Raises Risk of Accidents

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, March 23 (Reuters) – An oil tanker runs aground off eastern China, leaking fuel into the water. Another is caught in a

March 23, 2023
Total Views: 4998

Sunday, February 26, 2023
Russia Sold Oil Far Above Price Cap, Researchers Say
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Russia Sold Oil Far Above Price Cap, Researchers Say

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) –Russian companies got far more money from selling the country’s oil than previously thought in the weeks that

February 26, 2023
Total Views: 5108

Monday, February 20, 2023
Russian Oil Tankers. REUTERS/Tatiana Meel/File Photo
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Russia’s Shadow Tanker Fleet Swells

By Asad Zulfiqar and Alex Longley (Bloomberg) — A $2.2 billion fleet of oil tankers has been assembled to keep Russian crude and fuels exports

February 20, 2023
Total Views: 2445

Friday, February 17, 2023
tanker at sea
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Russian Shadow Fleet Emerges From Data on Empty Oil Tankers

By Chunzi Xu and Prejula Prem (Bloomberg) — First, a small armada of oil tankers emerged to help Russia beat sanctions. Now hundreds of fuel vessels are

February 17, 2023
Total Views: 8629

Thursday, February 16, 2023
oil tanker
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Western Mediterranean Drug Trafficking Hub Used to Obscure Russian Oil, Report Says

By Elizabeth Low (Bloomberg) — There’s been a rise in shipping practices used to move Russian crude and oil products that are aimed at deceiving

February 16, 2023
Total Views: 3171

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
sovcomflot tanker in sea ice
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Russia’s Dark Tanker Fleet Gets Stretched Sailing Thousands of Miles

By Julian Lee (Bloomberg) — Russia assembled a huge fleet of tankers to beat western sanctions. They’re struggling to get the job done, writes

February 15, 2023
Total Views: 15685

Sunday, February 5, 2023
The oil tanker Minerva Virgo, docked at the oil terminal, is seen after leaving a Russian port around the time that nation invaded Ukraine in late February. REUTERS/Bjoern Kils/File Photo
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The EU’s Ban On Russian Diesel Won’t Really Stop Fuel Flows

By Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) –For decades, a steady stream of ocean tankers has filed back and forth between a small cluster of ports in northwest

February 5, 2023
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Friday, February 3, 2023
tanker at sea
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Russia’s ‘Shadow Fleet’ of Tankers Swells to 600 Ships, Trafigura Says

By Archie Hunter, Alix Steel and Grant Smith (Bloomberg) — The “shadow fleet” of ships that transport Russian oil around the world has expanded to

February 3, 2023
Total Views: 10917
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