India stops issuing certificates to Russian tankers under US sanctions 16:38

Indian classification society IRClass has stopped issuing safety certificates to Russian oil tankers subject to US sanctions. writes about this Reuters .

Now these ships are certified by the Russian Maritime Register. The agency writes that IRClass, one of the world’s leading ship certification bodies, until recently provided services to verify the seaworthiness of the Russian tanker fleet after major insurance companies and engine manufacturers refused to service these ships due to sanctions.

However, in February, the US Treasury Department included 14 tankers with IRClass certification in its sanctions list. These ships are no longer listed on the Indian company’s website, except for two (NS Consul and NS Creation).

The remaining 12 tankers, instead of IRClass, have been certified by the Russian Maritime Register (RS) since April. At the same time, in March 2022, RS was expelled from the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).

Most of these tankers, some of which have changed names, are currently anchored or anchored in Russian ports in Asia and the Black Sea, according to shipping tracking data. The loss of the IRClass certification is another blow to the logistics of transporting oil from Russia following the introduction of Western sanctions in 2022, the agency writes.

It was learned that India published it at the end of April. permission For marine insurance to Russian companies.

Previously at IMF appreciated Stability of the Russian economy in the face of sanctions.

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Source: Gazeta

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