Sport oil sanctions against Russia - 15 tankers are waiting in front of Istanbul

22:50  08 december  2022
22:50  08 december  2022 Source:   pressfrom.com

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as a result of the oil price lid and the associated new regulations, some oil tankers are currently prohibited from passing through the Meerenge Bosphorus in Turkey. It is checked whether the insurance companies are still valid, 15 tankers would currently have to wait, the Turkish Ministry of Transport said on Thursday. The passage through the southern Meerenge Dardanellen is also permitted.

Im Schwarzen Meer ankernde Frachtschiffe warten auf die Durchfahrt durch die Meerenge Bosporus (Archivbild). © Khalil Hamra/AP/dpa in the Black Sea, freight ships are waiting for the passage through the Means of Bosphorus (archive picture).

Since Monday, a regulation of the EU has been in force to force Russia to sell oil for a maximum of $ 60 per barrel (159 liters) to customers in other countries. Since then, Western insurance companies have only been allowed to secure transports with Russian oil if the price limit is observed. Otherwise you have to expect sanctions. The G7 countries and Australia have the oil price lid.

Turkey, according to the announcement, fears that a possible accident will not be compensated for when passing through Turkish waterways. The Bosphorus, for example, runs through the 16 million metropolis of Istanbul.

Most of the waiting ships are traveling in EU ports, according to the Ministry. With the controls, one adheres to a regulation that has been in force since 2002, according to which only insured tankers can cross the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus.

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