Russia’s oil tanker ghost fleet is a time bomb

The international community needs to crack down on the new shadow fleet. — Bloomberg

MOST people focus on the land and air aspects of the war in Ukraine, naturally enough – they are vivid and constantly being recorded and broadcast across the world’s screens.

But there are significant maritime activities occurring as well, from active combat (including the sinking of the Russian Black Sea flagship, the Moskva, last April) to commercial shipping of grains under a complex trading agreement brokered between Russia and Ukraine.

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