1,500 vessels faced restrictions around the world
More than 1.5 thousand vessels around the world, connected in one way or another with Russia, has faced certain restrictions due to the sanctions imposed on the Russian Federation.
This is evidenced by data from the research maritime agency Windward, reports Splash 24/7.
The sanctions has affected not only Russian vessels and shipowners directly, but also all other organizations associated with them through complex ownership schemes. Also, sometimes the transported goods are subject to restrictions.
The new sanctions, according to Windward, have touched 1,505 Russian-connected vessels, representing 2.7% of the global merchant fleet. All of them have faced some form of restriction, although only 18 have been formally sanctioned.
According to the shipping platform Sea, developed by Clarksons, 179 tankers and bulk carriers are expected to arrive in Russian ports in the coming weeks. 40 of them are situated in Russia itself, but another 139 come from various countries, including Turkey, the Netherlands, China, South Korea, Spain, Egypt, Italy, Japan, Germany, the United States and Denmark. All these vessels and shipowners must take into account the possible risks from entering Russian ports.
It is also noted that payments to Russian sailors (and this is 10.5% of all crews serving in the world merchant fleet) are now becoming problematic. American lawyers suggest that a payment in US dollars, then converted into rubles, may be a violation of sanctions. In addition, managers and owners were informed that there was no more cash to pay in dollars with the Russians on board. Also in the future there are problems with the rotation of Russian crew members.