Violations of the embargo on seaborne imports of Russian petroleum products from Black Sea ports into the EU in Ferbuary 2024 (database)

The Monitoring Group of BlackSeaNews
and the Black Sea Institute of Strategic Studies

The Monitoring Group of the Black Sea Institute of Strategic Studies and BlackSeaNews reports on the results of its own monitoring of violations of the EU and G7 embargo on the seaborne imports of Russian petroleum products from the ports on the Black and Azov Seas into EU countries (the embargo) in February 2024 (see Table 1).

Note! The information provided does not apply to crude oil – the results of monitoring violations of the embargo on the imports of crude oil are presented separately.

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In February 2024, 30 violations of the EU embargo on seaborne imports of Russian petroleum products (excluding crude oil) from the Black Sea were recorded.

3 direct voyages with petroleum products from Russian ports to the ports of EU countries were made.

The remaining 27 violations involved the delivery of petroleum products to a transshipment point in the Laconian Gulf off the coast of Greece and Malta.

In Ferbuary 2024, 101,651 tons of Russian petroleum products were delivered directly to the ports of EU countries and 1,179,572 tons were shipped to the transshipment point.

A total of 1,281,223 tons of Russian petroleum products were delivered to the EU in February 2024 in violation of the embargo, compared to 1,090,257 tons in January 2024 and 551,893 tons in December 2023.

Three direct voyages to the EU countries were performed by tankers owned by shipowners from Norway (2) and Azerbaijan.

27 voyages to the transshipment point were made by tankers belonging to shipowners registered in the following countries:

  • Greece – 7,

  • Marshall Islands - 3,

  • Turkey - 3,

  • Singapore – 2,

  • Liberia - 2,

  • Seychelles - 2, 

  • UAE - 2, 

  • Germany - 1, 

  • Russia – 1,

  • India- 1,

  • China - 1, 

  • Nigeria - 1, 

  • Vietnam -1.

Table 1

#

Name

IMO

DWT

Flag

Year built

Port of departure

Actual Time of Departure

Port of destination

Estimated Time of Arrival

Shipowner

Tankers that transported Russian petroleum products from Russia’s ports on the Black Sea directly to the ports of EU and G7 countries in violation of the embargo in February 2024

04/02 

CHAMPION EBONY 

9290608 

46938 

Norway 

2004 

RU TAM 

2024-01-29 19:02

ES ALG 

2024-02-11 05:36

Registered owner CHAMPION SHIPPING AS Care of Champion Tankers AS , Tveiteraasvegen 12, 5232 Paradis, Norway.  

Ship manager/Commercial manager CHAMPION TANKERS AS Tveiteraasvegen 12, 5232 Paradis, Norway 

24/02 

KALBAJAR 

9821471 

7786 

Azerbaijan 

2021 

RU YEY 

2024-02-13 04:50

GR SKG 

2024-02-23 14:00

Ship manager/Commercial manager AZERBAIJAN CASPIAN SHIPPING Mikayil Useynov kucasi 2, AZ 1003 Baku, Azerbaijan. 

Registered owner AZERBAIJAN CASPIAN SHIPPING Mikayil Useynov kucasi 2, AZ 1003 Baku, Azerbaijan. 

27/02 

CHAMPION PULA 

9341146 

46927 

Norway 

2006 

RU TAM 

2024-02-23 06:10

ES ALG 

2024-03-05 11:42

Ship manager/Commercial manager CHAMPION TANKERS AS Tveiteraasvegen 12, 5232 Paradis, Norway.  

Registered owner BM PRODUCT TANKER AS Care of Champion Tankers AS , Tveiteraasvegen 12, 5232 Paradis, Norway. 

Tankers that transported Russian petroleum products from Russia’s ports on the Black Sea to EU countries through transshipment in violation of the embargo in February 2024

02/02 

HW OTTO 

9394040 

40435 

Liberia 

2007 

RU NVS 

ATD: 2024-01-28 05:50

LAKONIKOS GULF 

 

2024-02-03 12:47

Registered owner PEA MARITIME SA Care of Sea Transport Services Nigeria Ltd , 31B, Marine Road, Lagos, Nigeria.  

Ship manager/Commercial manager SEA TRANSPORT SERVICES NIGERIA 31B, Marine Road, Lagos, Nigeria. 

02/02 

NARGIS 

9353125 

37296 

Gabon 

2008 

RU NVS 

ATD: 2024-01-27 00:32

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-02-03 00:19

Ship manager/Commercial manager NARGIS SHIPPING & MARINE INC Trust Company Complex, Ajeltake Road, Ajeltake, Majuro MH 96960, Marshall Islands 

Registered owner NARGIS SHIPPING & MARINE INC Trust Company Complex, Ajeltake Road, Ajeltake, Majuro MH 96960, Marshall Islands. 

03/02 

ZELDA 

9327372 

37105 

Gabon 

2006 

RU TUA 

2024-01-29 06:53

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-02-04 03:31

Ship manager/Commercial manager ARK SEAKONNECT SHIPMANAGMENT 302, B-Wing, The Great Eastern Summit, Plot 66, 64, Sector 15, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400614, India.  

Registered owner ZELDA SHIPPING & MARINE INC Care of ARK SeaKonnect Shipmanagment LLP , 302, B-Wing, The Great Eastern Summit, Plot 66, 64, Sector 15, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400614, India. 

03/02 

DALE 

9353084 

37280 

Marshall Is 

2008 

RU NVS 

ATD: 2024-01-31 

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-01-18 10:40

Registered owner DAFFODIL LTD Care of Trafigura Maritime Logistics Pte Ltd , 29-00, Ocean Financial Centre, 10, Collyer Quay, Singapore 049315  

Ship manager/Commercial manager TRAFIGURA MARITIME LOGISTICS 29-00, Ocean Financial Centre, 10, Collyer Quay, Singapore 049315 

03/02 

DINAH 

9353149 

37313 

Marshall Is 

2018 

RU TUA TUAPSE 

ATD: 2024-02-01 09:38

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-02-14 05:24

Registered owner DACHSHUND LTD Care of Trafigura Maritime Logistics Pte Ltd , 29-00, Ocean Financial Centre, 10, Collyer Quay, Singapore 049315  

Ship manager/Commercial manager TRAFIGURA MARITIME LOGISTICS 29-00, Ocean Financial Centre, 10, Collyer Quay, Singapore 049315 

04/02 

KAMELOT 

9265873 

46248 

Palau 

2004 

RU TUA 

ATD: 2024-01-27 

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-02-06 21:49

Ship manager/Commercial manager BPC SHIPMANAGEMENT SRL Apartment 153, Strada Alba-Iulia 204, Chisinau, Moldova.  

Registered owner BLUE SEA NAVIGATION LTD Suite 10, 3rd Floor, La Ciotat, Mont Fleuri, Mahe Island Seychelles. 

04/02 

KINGSTON 

9420863 

38341 

Liberia 

2009 

RU TAM 

2024-01-31 09:38

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-02-06 09:06

Ship manager/Commercial manager IMS SA 6-8, Aitolikou & Kastoros Streets, 185 45 Piraeus, Greece.  

Registered owner SLATE GREY SHIPPING LTD Care of IMS SA , 6-8, Aitolikou & Kastoros Streets, 185 45 Piraeus, Greece.

05/02 

CAESAR 

9235696 

40083 

Liberia 

2002 

RU TUA 

2024-01-31 18:02

LAKONIKOS GULF 

 

2024-02-06 00:42

Ship manager/Commercial manager IMS SA 6-8, Aitolikou & Kastoros Streets, 185 45 Piraeus, Greece.  

Registered owner CEASAR NAVIGATION CO Care of IMS SA , 6-8, Aitolikou & Kastoros Streets, 185 45 Piraeus, Greece. 

06/02 

TATIANA 

9340128 

38396 

Liberia 

2007 

RU NVS 

2024-02-01 05:56

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-02-07 05:05

Ship manager/Commercial manager IMS SA 6-8, Aitolikou & Kastoros Streets, 185 45 Piraeus, Greece. 

Registered owner PATARA CORP Care of IMS SA , 6-8, Aitolikou & Kastoros Streets, 185 45 Piraeus, Greece. 

06/02 

FACCA 

9271951 

45840 

Panama 

2004 

RU NVS 

2024-02-01 16:44

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-02-07 21:59

Ship manager/Commercial manager VIRGO SHIPOWNER INC 80, Broad Street, Monrovia, Liberia.  

Registered owner VIRGO SHIPOWNER INC 80, Broad Street, Monrovia, Liberia. 

07/02 

ARS ET LABOR 

9396385 

40416 

Marshall Is 

2008 

RU NVS 

ATD: 2024-01-13 16:55

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-02-09 05:52

Ship manager/Commercial manager WALLEM GMBH & CO KG 3rd Floor, Sprinkenhof, Burchardstrasse 8, 20095 Hamburg, Germany.  

Registered owner WHITE FLAG VENTURES LIII LLC Care of Wallem GmbH & Co KG , 3rd Floor, Sprinkenhof, Burchardstrasse 8, 20095 Hamburg, Germany 

08/02 

BEKS FIRE 

9246475 

46211 

Liberia 

2003 

RU TAM TAMAN 

2024-01-30 06:39

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-02-12 22:10

Ship manager/Commercial manager BEKS TANKER ISLETMECILIGI AS Kapi 3, Kore Sehitleri Caddesi 48-50, Esentepe Mah, Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey.  

Registered owner FIRE MARITIME & TRADING INC Care of Beks Tanker Isletmeciligi AS , Kapi 3, Kore Sehitleri Caddesi 48-50, Esentepe Mah, Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey. 

09/02 

ATACAMA 

9248801 

40039 

Panama 

2003 

RU NVS 

2024-02-07 06:32

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-02-16 09:51

Ship manager/Commercial manager UNIC TANKER GEMI ISLETMECILIGI Yafaci Sokak, Limanreis Mah, 8, Narlidere, Izmir, Turkey. 

Registered owner MARINE COMPASS INC Care of Unic Tanker Gemi Isletmeciligi AS , Yafaci Sokak, Limanreis Mah, 8, Narlidere, Izmir, Turkey. 

13/02 

OSAKA 

9380570 

37923 

Liberia 

2008 

RU NVS 

2024-02-08 

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-02-15 10:43

Ship manager/Commercial manager IMS SA 6-8, Aitolikou & Kastoros Streets, 185 45 Piraeus, Greece. 

Registered owner BARNES MARE CO Care of IMS SA , 6-8, Aitolikou & Kastoros Streets, 185 45 Piraeus, Greece 

15/02 

JUPITER I 

9599341 

7111 

Palau 

2010 

RU TMR 

2024-02-08 13:57

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-02-18 04:45

Ship manager/Commercial manager UNITY SHIPPING & MARINE INC Trust Company Complex, Ajeltake Road, Ajeltake, Majuro MH 96960, Marshall Islands.  

Registered owner UNITY SHIPPING & MARINE INC Trust Company Complex, Ajeltake Road, Ajeltake, Majuro MH 96960, Marshall Islands. 

18/02 

NS CREATION 

9312896 

109819 

Liberia 

2007 

No data 

No data 

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-02-23 01:49

Ship manager/Commercial manager OIL TANKERS SCF MGMT FZCO Unit 27610 - 001, Building A1, IFZA Business Park, DDP, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  

Registered owner NIVA TRANSPORT SA Care of Oil Tankers (SCF) Management - FZCO , Unit 27610 - 001, Building A1, IFZA Business Park, DDP, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 

18/02 

ELDIA 

9798351 

49996 

Malta 

2019 

RU TAM 

2024-02-14 04:50

LAKONIKOS GULF 

 

2024-02-19 07:57

Registered owner CHALET SHIPPING LTD Care of Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Ltd (EASTMED), 69, Grigoriou Lampraki Street, Glyfada, 166 75 Athens, Greece.  

Ship manager/Commercial manager EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN MARITIME 69, Grigoriou Lampraki Street, Glyfada, 166 75 Athens, Greece. 

18/02 

TEMIRO 

9209972 

47044 

Palau 

2000 

RU TUA 

2024-02-13 02:25

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-02-20 18:05

Ship manager/Commercial manager DREAM WAVE CORP Suite 10, 3rd Floor, La Ciotat, Mont Fleuri, Mahe Island Seychelles.  

Registered owner DREAM WAVE CORP Suite 10, 3rd Floor, La Ciotat, Mont Fleuri, Mahe Island Seychelles 

19/02 

MILANO 

9286059 

37305 

Liberia 

2005 

RU NVS 

2024-02-15 01:41

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-02-23 09:14

Ship manager/Commercial manager IMS SA 6-8, Aitolikou & Kastoros Streets, 185 45 Piraeus, Greece. 

Registered owner OLIVE TRADING SA 80, Broad Street, Monrovia, Liberia. 

21/02 

ELIJAH 

9344100 

45672 

Panama 

2007 

RU NVS 

2024-02-16 14:12

MALTA OPL ANCH 

2024-02-26 08:42

Ship manager/Commercial manager MERCURE MARINE SOLUTIONS FZE Ground Floor, Building 1, Hamriyah Free Zone, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.  

Registered owner ELIJAH MARINE SA Care of Mercure Marine Solutions FZE , Ground Floor, Building 1, Hamriyah Free Zone, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. 

21/02 

SEA MARINE 1 

 

9255830 

37463 

Vietnam 

2003 

RU NVS 

2024-02-10 22:59

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-02-22 16:36

Ship manager/Commercial manager FARIVASHIP HK LTD Room 7B, One Capital Place, 18, Luard Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China.  

Registered owner FARIVASHIP HK LTD Room 7B, One Capital Place, 18, Luard Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China. 

22/02 

NARGIS 

9353125 

37296 

Gabon 

2008 

RU NVS 

No data 

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-02-23 07:57

Ship manager/Commercial manager NARGIS SHIPPING & MARINE INC Trust Company Complex, Ajeltake Road, Ajeltake, Majuro MH 96960, Marshall Islands.  

Registered owner NARGIS SHIPPING & MARINE INC Trust Company Complex, Ajeltake Road, Ajeltake, Majuro MH 96960, Marshall Islands. 

23/02 

DUMBLEDORE 

9325611 

44998 

Bahamas 

2007 

RU TAM 

2024-02-19 17:22

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-02-24 21:23

Ship manager/Commercial manager ALBERTA SHIPMANAGEMENT LTD 26A, Ioannou Apostolopoulou Street, Chalandri, 152 31 Athens, Greece.  

Registered owner DOBBY SHIPPING LTD Care of Alberta Shipmanagement Ltd , 26A, Ioannou Apostolopoulou Street, Chalandri, 152 31 Athens, Greece. 

24/02 

KINGSTON 

9420863 

38341 

Liberia 

2009 

RU NVS 

2024-02-19 19:47

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-02-25 14:14

Ship manager/Commercial manager IMS SA 6-8, Aitolikou & Kastoros Streets, 185 45 Piraeus, Greece.  

Registered owner SLATE GREY SHIPPING LTD Care of IMS SA , 6-8, Aitolikou & Kastoros Streets, 185 45 Piraeus, Greece. 

24/02 

CHEETAH II 

9222560 

47131 

Panama 

2000 

RU NVS 

2024-01-26 18:18

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-02-25 11:13

Ship manager/Commercial manager SIGNUM SHIP MANAGEMENT LTD Kat 13 D, Quasar Tower, Buyukdere Caddesi 76, Fulya Mah, Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey. 

Registered owner TRIDENT MODESTY LTD Care of Signum Ship Management Ltd , Kat 13 D, Quasar Tower, Buyukdere Caddesi 76, Fulya Mah, Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey. 

25/02 

SANKT PETERBURG 

9288980 

5600 

Russia 

2003 

RU KZP KAVKAZ  

2024-02-12 

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-02-28 13:59

Ship manager/Commercial manager SHIPPING COMPANY NAVIGATOR LLC Office 1, pereulok Pevcheskiy 14A, St Petersburg, 197046, Russia.  

Registered owner ASTRONAVT ulitsa Zhelyabova 51, Astrakhan, 414040, Russia. 

25/02 

CASPER 

9439400 

108870 

Vietnam 

2010 

RU TAM 

2024-02-15 01:06

LAKONIKOS GULF 

 

2024-02-26 16:28

Ship manager/Commercial manager PHUONG DONG PETROL TRANSPORT 6th Floor, Sky City Tower A, 88, Lang Ha, Dong Da District, Hanoi City, Vietnam.  

Registered owner PHUONG DONG PETROL TRANSPORT 6th Floor, Sky City Tower A, 88, Lang Ha, Dong Da District, Hanoi City, Vietnam 

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This article has been prepared with the support of the European Union in Ukraine. The content of the article is the sole responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily reflect the position of the EU

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