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Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Handout footage shows smoke rising from what Ukrainian military intelligence said is the Russian Black Sea Fleet patrol ship Sergey Kotov that was damaged by Ukrainian sea drones, at sea, at a location given as off the coast of Crimea, in this still image obtained from a video released on March 5, 2024. Ministry of Defence of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS

Ukraine Claims Sinking of Russian Patrol Ship Near Crimea

KYIV, March 5 (Reuters) – Ukrainian sea drones hit and sank a Russian Black Sea Fleet patrol ship off occupied Crimea in an overnight attack,

March 5, 2024
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Christophe de Margerie LNG carrier

Unclaimed Arctic Gas Carriers Threaten Russia’s LNG Expansion

(Bloomberg) — Ever-tighter sanctions against Moscow have left a South Korean shipbuilder struggling to find buyers for specialized vessels intended to

March 5, 2024
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Friday, March 1, 2024
tanker deck

Russian Oil Tankers Behave Strangely After Latest U.S. Sanctions

By Julian Lee (Bloomberg) — Two oil tankers appeared to stop what they were doing off the coast of Greece just a few days after the US Treasury

March 1, 2024
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Tuesday, February 27, 2024
An aerial view shows the Vladimir Arsenyev tanker at the crude oil terminal Kozmino on the shore of Nakhodka Bay near the port city of Nakhodka, Russia August 12, 2022. REUTERS/Tatiana Meel//File Photo

Russia’s Crude Exports Shrug Off Halt to Key Pacific Grade

By Julian Lee (Bloomberg) — A temporary halt in shipments of Russia’s Sokol crude from Sakhalin Island on the Pacific Coast was offset by a surge

February 27, 2024
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Monday, February 26, 2024
Christophe de margerie

US Sanctions Block LNG Carriers for Russian Arctic Project 

A new round of U.S. sanctions is targeting shipowning entities of LNG carriers under construction at South Korean shipyard Hanwha Ocean. The ice-class Arc7

February 26, 2024
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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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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting

U.S. Analysis Shows Price Cap on Russian Oil is Working

The U.S. Treasury Department released a new report Friday detailing the impact of the second phase of a policy capping the price of Russian oil, two years into

February 23, 2024
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The port of murmansk russia at sunset

U.S. Issues Sweeping Sanctions Against Russia. Here are the Key Parts:

By Daphne Psaledakis and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON/LONDON, Feb 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. on Friday issued sweeping

February 23, 2024
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Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Vessels are seen as they await inspection under the Black Sea Grain Initiative, brokered by the United Nations and Turkey, in the southern anchorage of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey December 11, 2022. REUTERS/Yoruk Isik/File Photo

Russia Sends Free Grain to Six African Countries

Feb 21 (Reuters) – Russia’s agriculture minister said late on Tuesday that Moscow had completed its initiative of shipping 200,000 metric tonnes

February 20, 2024
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Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Tsezar Kunikov pictured in the Red Sea in 2003. Photo: Luis Díaz-Bedia Astor/CC BY-SA 3.0

Ukraine Claims Sinking of Russian Landing Warship in Black Sea

KYIV, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine destroyed a Russian landing warship off the coast of occupied Crimea in an operation with naval drones

February 14, 2024
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Monday, February 12, 2024
superyacht Amadea in port

US Seeking to Auction Russian Oligarch’s Yacht Costing $7 Million a Year to Maintain

By Luc Cohen NEW YORK, Feb 12 (Reuters) – The U.S. government said it is spending more than $7 million a year to maintain a superyacht it

February 12, 2024
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Friday, February 9, 2024
Christophe de margerie

Hanwha Ocean Gas Carrier for Russia’s Arctic LNG 2 Transferred to UAE Entity, Records Show

Russian natural gas company Novatek takes a key step toward beginning shipments from its Arctic LNG 2 project.  Ship registry records suggest that

February 9, 2024
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Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Christophe de Margerie LNG carrier

US Sanctions Halt Delivery of New Vessels for Russia’s Arctic LNG 2

(Bloomberg) — The delivery of specialized ships to a new Russian liquefied natural gas facility is being upended by US sanctions, according to Mitsui

February 6, 2024
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Monday, February 5, 2024
Heavy lift carrier Audax in the Arctic carrying a module for Arctic LNG 2 in February 2022. (Source: Courtesy of Red Box)

Nuclear Icebreakers Escort Russian LNG Modules Through Thick Arctic Ice

A convoy of two nuclear icebreakers and two polar-class heavy lift vessels is making slow but steady progress through Russia’s Arctic waters carrying the

February 5, 2024
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Monday, January 22, 2024
Drone Attacks Menace Russia’s Key Route for Exporting Oil

Drone Attacks Menace Russia’s Key Route for Exporting Oil

(Bloomberg) — A new front opened in Russia’s war on Ukraine that highlights the vulnerability of oil exports from the nation’s western ports, after

January 22, 2024
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Monday, January 15, 2024
Naval diplomacy in London

Beyond G7 Gunboats: The Case for Naval Diplomacy to Secure the Red Sea

Both the G7 and the US-led military coalition have been unsuccessful in protecting trade in the Red Sea, Black Sea and other maritime regions. Is there a more

January 15, 2024
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Saturday, January 6, 2024
Firefighter extinguishes remains of an unidentified missile, which Ukrainian authorities claimed to be made in North Korea, at a site of a Russian strike in Kharkiv. REUTERS/Sofiia Gatilova

North Korea Likely Shipping Its Newest Missiles To Russia

By Jon Herskovitz (Bloomberg) The missiles the US has accused North Korea of sending to Russia appear to be from its newest family of nuclear-capable rockets

January 6, 2024
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Monday, January 1, 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

Russia’s Arctic LNG 2 Forges Ahead Despite Sanction-Driven Shipbuilder Cancellations

(Bloomberg) Russia’s biggest liquefied natural gas producer began production at its Arctic LNG 2 project — despite US sanctions — in a move that could

January 1, 2024
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Thursday, December 28, 2023
Danger mines sign is pictured at an empty beach, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, in Odesa, Ukraine, March 26, 2022. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Bulk Carrier Hits Russian Mine in the Black Sea

by Yuliia Dysa (Reuters) A Panama-flagged bulk carrier that was heading to the River Danube port to load grain hit a Russian mine in the Black Sea, injuring

December 28, 2023
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Tuesday, December 26, 2023
North korea arms graphic

Revived North Korean Port Aids Russia’s War Effort in Ukraine

By Jon Herskovitz (Bloomberg) — A dormant North Korean port near the border with Russia has sprung back to life, fueling what experts say is a

December 26, 2023
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