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Russian oil tankers are disappearing from tracking systems near Portugal's Azores islands as dark activity 'skyrockets' amid Ukraine war

11 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The municipality of Velas on Sao Jorge island in Azores on March 26, 2022. PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP via Getty Images
At least three Russian oil tankers "went dark" near the Azores islands in the past 10 days, Bloomberg reports.
Turning off a ship's tracking signal is flagged by the US Treasury as a tactic used to evade sanctions.
Daily dark activity by Russian tankers has "skyrocketed" since the invasion of Ukraine, data shows.
Several Russian oil tankers have disappeared from tracking systems near Portugal's Azores islands in the past 10 days, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Turning off...
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