Violations of the embargo on seaborne imports of Russian petroleum products from Black Sea ports into the EU in March 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 March 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 March 2024, 33 violations of the EU embargo on seaborne imports of Russian petroleum products (excluding crude oil) from the Black Sea were recorded.

2 direct voyages with petroleum products from Russian ports to the ports of EU countries and the US were made (one per each).

The remaining 31 violations involved the delivery of petroleum products to a transshipment point in the Laconian Gulf off the coast of Greece.

In March 2024, 84,445 tons of Russian petroleum products were delivered directly to the ports of EU countries and the US and 1,074,626 tons were shipped to the transshipment point.

A total of 1,159,071 tons of Russian petroleum products were delivered to the EU and the US in March 2024 in violation of the embargo, compared to 1,281,223 tons in February 2024 and 1,090,257 tons in January 2024.

Two direct voyages to the EU countries were performed by tankers owned by shipowners from Norway and Turkey.

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

  • Marshall Islands – 9,

  • Greece - 8,

  • Turkey - 6,

  • Liberia – 3,

  • Singapore - 2,

  • Russia - 2, 

  • Hong Kong, China - 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 March 2024

10/03 

CHAMPION TERN 

9155767 

47363 

Norway 

1999 

RU TAM 

2024-03-05 22:53

GR JSY 

SYROS  

2024-03-10 14:00

Ship manager/Commercial manager CHAMPION TANKERS AS Tveiteraasvegen 12, 5232 Paradis, Norway.
Registered owner CHAMPION SHIPPING AS Care of Champion Tankers AS , Tveiteraasvegen 12, 5232 Paradis, Norway. 

18/03 

KOCATEPE 

9274666 

37082 

Panama 

2005 

RU NVS 

2024-03-12 12:40

US PHL 

 

2024-04-10 08:00

Ship manager/Commercial manager BESIKTAS LIKID TASIMACILIK Kat 15, Blok A, Piyale Pasa Bulvari Memorial Centre, Okmeydani, Sisli, 34385 Istanbul, Turkey.
Registered owner KOCATEPE SHIPPING LTD Care of Besiktas Likid Tasimacilik Denizcilik Ticaret AS, Kat 15, Blok A, Piyale Pasa Bulvari Memorial Centre, Okmeydani, Sisli, 34385 Istanbul, Turkey 

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 March 2024

01/03 

ATACAMA 

9248801 

40039 

Panama 

2003 

RU NVS 

2024-02-24 19:19

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-02 22:50

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 

01/03 

VENUS I 

9599353 

7102 

Palau 

2011 

RU KZP 

2024-02-24 19:06

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-03 12:39

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 

01/03 

SEALION I 

9234501 

45467 

Panama 

2002 

RU TUA 

2024-02-13 20:06

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-02 19:24

Ship manager/Commercial manager EXXEN SHIP MANAGEMENT CO Ofis 247, Varyap Plaza, Uygar Sokak, Esenyali Mah, 61, Istanbul, Turkey. Registered owner TRIDENT TRINITY LTD Care of Exxen Ship Management Co , Ofis 247, Varyap Plaza, Uygar Sokak, Esenyali Mah, 61, Istanbul, Turkey. 

02/03 

SATURN I 

9655470 

7023 

Palau 

2013 

TEMRYUK ANCH 

2024-02-24 03:57

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-03 13:30

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. 

03/03 

MD MIRANDA 

9198290 

46408 

Tanzania 

1999 

RU TUA 

2024-02-27 11:21

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-04 22:52

Ship manager/Commercial manager DORY MARITIME CO Trust Company Complex, Ajeltake Road, Ajeltake, Majuro MH 96960, Marshall Islands.
Registered owner DORY MARITIME CO Trust Company Complex, Ajeltake Road, Ajeltake, Majuro MH 96960, Marshall Islands. 

03/03 

OSAKA 

9380570 

37923 

Liberia 

2008 

RU NVS 

2024-02-27  

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-04 20:05

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. 

03/03 

MILOU 

9335123 

37488 

Bahamas 

2007 

RU TAM 

2024-03-01 03:14

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-04 23:11

Ship manager/Commercial manager ALBERTA SHIPMANAGEMENT LTD 26A, Ioannou Apostolopoulou Street, Chalandri, 152 31 Athens, Greece.
Registered owner CAPTAIN HADDOCK SHIPPING LTD Care of Alberta Shipmanagement Ltd , 26A, Ioannou Apostolopoulou Street, Chalandri, 152 31 Athens, Greece. 

05/03 

NIZHNIY NOVGOROD 

9278959 

5600 

Russia 

2002 

RU TMR 

2024-02-24 06:35

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-08 05:04

Ship manager/Commercial manager SHIPPING COMPANY NAVIGATOR LLC Office 1, pereulok Pevcheskiy 14A, St Petersburg, 197046, Russia.
Registered owner ARMATOR CO LTD pereulok Pevcheskiy 14, St Petersburg, 197171, Russia. 

06/03 

GALATIA 

9289776 

73741 

Panama 

2005 

RU TAM 

2024-02-26 20:35

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-10 20:59

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

07/03 

DINAH 

9353149 

37313 

Marshall Is 

2008 

RU NVS 

2024-03-03 

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-08 20:00

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 

08/03 

GLYFADA 

9253234 

39575 

Gabon 

2003 

RU TUA 

2024-03-01 23:58

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-10 21:46

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

09/03 

SREDINA 

9236975 

34801 

Panama 

2002 

RU TUA 

RU KAVKAZ SOUTH ANCH 

2024-02-17 07:28

2024-02-22 18:14

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-14 21:32

Ship manager/Commercial manager SREDISTE SHIPPING GEMI Agaoglu My Prestige, Sarkac Sokak 1/46, Barbaros Mah, Atasehir, 34746 Istanbul, Turkey.
Registered owner PLCM PTE LTD Care of Srediste Shipping Gemi Isletmeciligi AS , Agaoglu My Prestige, Sarkac Sokak 1/46, Barbaros Mah, Atasehir, 34746 Istanbul, Turkey. 

10/03 

ANTIOCHIA KA 

9311751 

36993 

Liberia 

2006 

RU NVS 

2024-03-06 19:51

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-15 00:47

Registered owner ESEN SHIPPING LTD Care of White Tankers Gemi Isletmeciligi ve Ticaret AS, Apartmani 57, Denizciler Ticaret Merkez, Sahil Yolu Bulvari 126, Aydintepe Mah, Tuzla, 34947 Istanbul, Turkey.
Ship manager/Commercial manager WHITE TANKERS GEMI ISLET Apartmani 57, Denizciler Ticaret Merkez, Sahil Yolu Bulvari 126, Aydintepe Mah, Tuzla, 34947 Istanbul, Turkey. 

12/03 

GEORGIA 

9302683 

40327 

Malta 

2006 

RU TUA 

2024-03-04 13:11

LAKONIKOS GULF 

 

2024-03-13 03:54

Ship manager/Commercial manager EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN MARITIME 69, Grigoriou Lampraki Street, Glyfada, 166 75 Athens, Greece.
Registered owner TRIGGER SHIPPING LTD Care of Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Ltd (EASTMED), 69, Grigoriou Lampraki Street, Glyfada, 166 75 Athens, Greece. 

13/03 

KINGSTON 

9420863 

38341 

Liberia 

2009 

RU NVS 

2024-03-08 03:59

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-14 02:11

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 

14/03 

CHEETAH II 

9222560 

47131 

Panama 

2000 

RU NVS 

2024-03-10 14:19

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-19 23:37

Ship manager/Commercial manager EXXEN SHIP MANAGEMENT CO Ofis 247, Varyap Plaza, Uygar Sokak, Esenyali Mah, 61, 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. 

14/03 

MILANO 

9286059 

37305 

Liberia 

2005 

RU NVS 

2024-03-10 21:51

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-15 07:11

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 

14/03 

GRACE ADALBERHT 

9396763 

50667 

Liberia 

2009 

RU TUA TUAPSE 

No data 

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-15 00:27

Ship manager/Commercial manager GRACE ENERGY SHIPPING & TRDG 20-05, International Plaza, 10, Anson Road, Singapore 079903
Registered owner GRACE ADALBERHT SHIPPING LTD Care of Grace Energy Shipping & Trading Pte Ltd , 20-05, International Plaza, 10, Anson Road, Singapore 079903 

17/03 

TATIANA 

9340128 

38396 

Liberia 

2007 

RU NVS 

2024-03-12 11:19

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-18 01:23

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 

18/03 

SANKT PETERBURG 

9288980 

5600 

Russia 

2003 

RU KZP KAVKAZ  

2024-03-12 15:20

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-19 17:30

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 

18/03 

NARGIS 

9353125 

37296 

Gabon 

2008 

RU NVS 

2024-03-13 00:49

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-21 03:50

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 

20/03 

CAESAR 

9235696 

40083 

Liberia 

2002 

RU TUA 

2024-03-16 14:10

LAKONIKOS GULF 

 

2024-03-23 06:37

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 

21/03 

JUPITER I 

9599341 

7111 

Palau 

2010 

RU TMR TEMRYUK  

No data 

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-23 03:43

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. 

22/03 

SATURN I 

9655470 

7023 

Palau 

2013 

RU TMR TEMRYUK  

2024-03-18 18:10

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-24 02:48

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. 

22/03 

STAR C 

9411135 

37836 

Liberia 

2009 

RU TAM 

2024-03-16 23:43

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-29 22:12

Ship manager/Commercial manager KOROTANK MARITIME LTD Care of Navios Tankers Management Inc , 85, Akti Miaouli, 185 38 Piraeus, Greece.
Registered owner KOROTANK MARITIME LTD Care of Navios Tankers Management Inc , 85, Akti Miaouli, 185 38 Piraeus, Greece 

28/03 

CHONGCHON 

9294123 

40158 

Cook Is 

2006 

RU NVS 

2024-03-22 05:06

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-29 16:58

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 SPARTA INC Trust Company Complex, Ajeltake Road, Ajeltake, Majuro MH 96960, Marshall Islands. 

29/03 

SEA MARINE 1 

 

9255830 

37463 

Vietnam 

2003 

RU KAVKAZ SOUTH ANCH 

2024-03-23 23:05

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-02-24 21:48

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. 

29/03 

FACCA 

9271951 

45840 

Panama 

2004 

RU NVS 

2024-03-25 16:40

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-30 07:48

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

29/03 

TATIANA 

9340128 

38396 

Liberia 

2007 

RU NVS 

2024-03-26 04:42

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-30 05:13

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 

29/03 

MILANO 

9286059 

37305 

Liberia 

2005 

RU NVS 

2024-03-24 07:21

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-03-30 01:22

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 

30/03 

DAPHNE I 

9251456 

38875 

Panama 

2003 

RU TUA 

2024-03-16 20:07

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-04-04 22:53

Ship manager/Commercial manager EXXEN SHIP MANAGEMENT CO Ofis 247, Varyap Plaza, Uygar Sokak, Esenyali Mah, 61, Istanbul, Turkey.
Registered owner TRIDENT SERENITY LTD Care of Exxen Ship Management Co Ofis 247, Varyap Plaza, Uygar Sokak, Esenyali Mah, 61, Istanbul, Turkey. 

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