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Russia Tankers Loitering at Sea Head For India, China – Nikkei

Sovcomflot’s oil tankers lacking destination details numbered 24 out a total of 76 vessels, with some switching destinations to friendly ports of call after loitering at sea for nearly a month


A file photo of an oil tanker in the Bosphorus
A file photo of an oil tanker in the Bosphorus. Photo: Reuters

 

Some Russian oil tankers of state-run Sovcomflot have been sailing stealthily in international waters following the Ukraine invasion, circumventing western sanctions on Moscow’s energy exports, Nikkei Asia reported, citing public data from MarineTraffic.

Sovcomflot’s oil tankers lacking destination details numbered 24 out a total of 76 vessels, with some switching destinations to friendly ports of call such as India and China after loitering at sea for nearly a month, the report said.

 

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Sean O'Meara

Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.

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