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Sanctioned Russian Tanker Transfers Urals Crude Oil to Another Ship off Malaysia

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

June 10, 2024

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Oil tanker SCF Primorye, owned by Russian state shipping company Sovcomflot and sanctioned by the United States, transferred 1 million barrels of Urals crude onto another vessel off Malaysia last week, data from analytics firm Kpler showed.

The oil cargo transfer was made on June 3 to tanker Ocean Hermana, the data showed.

Ocean Hermana remains floating off Malaysia although Kpler expects the ship to eventually discharge its cargo in China.

Sovcomflot and Ocean Hermana's ship manager India-based Sygnius Ship Management did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

SCF Primorye is one of several Sovcomflot-owned tankers which were sanctioned by Washington in October for carrying Russian oil priced above the G7's price cap of $60 a barrel.

(Reuters - Reporting by Florence Tan, Editing by Louise Heavens)