Violations of the embargo on the imports of crude oil from Russia into the EU in April 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 embargo on seaborne imports of Russian crude oil into EU countries in April 2024 (see Table 1).

* * *

In April 2024, 3 violations of the EU embargo on seaborne imports of Russian crude oil from the Black Sea were recorded. 

All of them involved the delivery of crude oil to a transshipment point in the Laconian Gulf off the coast of Greece. 

Two voyages were made by tankers belonging to companies from Greece. Shipowner from Marshall Islands performed one voyage.

In April 2024, a total of 199,352 tons of Russian crude oil were delivered to the EU in violation of the embargo, compared with 696,330 tons in March 2024.

* * *

Table 1. Tankers that transported Russia’s crude oil in violation of the embargo from Russian ports on the Black Sea to EU countries in April 2024

Data on shipowners and operators — from www.equasis.org
The first column of the table shows the date of a vessel's passage from the Sea of Marmara through the Dardanelles to the Aegean Sea

Name 

IMO 

DWT 

Flag 

Year built 

Port of departure 

Actual Time of Departure 

Port of destination 

Estimated Time of Arrival 

Shipowner 

06/04 

POLLUX
Crude Oil Tanker 

9243320 

99999 

Panama 

2003 

RU TAM TAMAN 

2024-03-29 14:28 

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-04-08 08:06

Ship manager/Commercial manager SEA TRADE MARINE SA 40, Nafsikas Street, Voula, 166 73 Athens, Greece
Registered owner OCEANFRONT MARITIME CO SA Care of Sea Trade Marine SA , 40, Nafsikas Street, Voula, 166 73 Athens, Greece 

09/04 

OCEAN WAVE I
Crude Oil Tanker 

9356763 

50353 

Panama 

2008 

RU TUA 

2024-04-04 07:36

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-04-11 00:55

Ship manager/Commercial manager SEA TRADE MARINE SA 40, Nafsikas Street, Voula, 166 73 Athens, Greece.
Registered owner LIGHTHOUSE MARITIME INVESTMENT Care of Sea Trade Marine SA , 40, Nafsikas Street, Voula, 166 73 Athens, Greece. 

27/04 

PETRONILLA
Crude oil tanker 

9292838 

49000 

Panama 

2005 

RU TUA 

2024-04-23 23:57

LAKONIKOS GULF 

2024-04-28 08:00

Ship manager/Commercial manager IMZA MARINE DENIZCILIK AS Akasya Sokak, Postane Mah, 5, Tuzla, 34070 Istanbul, Turkey.
Registered owner PETRONILLA SHIPPING CO Trust Company Complex, Ajeltake Road, Ajeltake, Majuro MH 96960, Marshall Islands. 

* * *

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

Теми:

More on the topic