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Greece blocks Russian oil tanker under EU sanctions rules

Russia has a merchant fleet of 2873 vessels flying its flag. Since April 8, Russian ships are banned from the EU ports, though the bloc is making exceptions for food and energy goods, among others

Greece blocks Russian oil tanker under EU sanctions rules

Athen, April 19 - Neftegaz.RU. Greek authorities announced today that they have seized a Russian tanker in the Aegean Sea as part of European Union sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.

With limited exemptions, in early April, the EU banned Russian vessels from entering ports in the bloc.
The order was given by the Authority Against Legalising Income from Criminal Activities, in compliance with the sanctions imposed on ships owned by Russian interests by the EU.

The Russian-flagged tanker Pegas was intercepted near Karystos in Evia, with 19 crew members on board.
The tanker was built in 2003, is 249 meters long, and is valued at $15.9 million.

Meanwhile, a coastguard official stated that the vessel has been detained, but not the oil shipment.
The Russian embassy in the Greece stated that it was in contact with Greek authorities on the issue.

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