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Infographic: Russia drives global spike in dark STS transfers

  • Author
  • Max Lin;    Mark F. Esposito    Byron McKinney
  • Commodity
  • Energy Oil Shipping
  • Topic
  • Infographics War in Ukraine

Faced with tough Western sanctions, Russia is adapting a tried and tested playbook to conceal the origins of oil cargoes. Crimean waters and Russia's exclusive economic zone have become the preeminent locations for dark ship-to-ship transfers, where ships involved turn off their AIS transponders, leading to heightened trade risks.

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Read more: Russia behind 225% spike in shadowy oil transfers at sea

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