Dutch docks refuse to kill Russian oil tanker in Amsterdam

According to the AFP, Dutch port workers refused to unload an oil tanker carrying Russian diesel cargo in Amsterdam.

A vessel carrying liquid gasPhoto: Dreamstime

Sunny Liquor, a 42,000 tonne oil tanker, is currently anchored in Amsterdam. On Friday, the dock at the port of Rotterdam refused to handle cargo.

“Late last night, I urged all parts of the port of Amsterdam not to dock,” said Asme Hajjari, head of the FNV’s port workers’ division.

According to the MarineTraffic.com maritime site, Sunny Liger left Primorsk near St. Petersburg a week ago, and the final destination of the oil tanker under the flag of the Marshall Islands is Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Port spokeswoman Marcella Wesling said: “Currently, the ship is anchored in the North Sea and has not yet applied for a port entry.

“In principle, we can not deny his entry, because he is not subject to sanctions (against Russia),” he told the AFP.

However, a company responsible for towing the ship to the port said it would refuse if asked, adding that it could lead to a dangerous situation if protesters wanted to prevent the ship from entering. RTL Nieuws.

“Service providers and the port terminal have indicated a concern for safety in the handling of this vessel,” Wesling said.

The European Union has imposed tough sanctions on Moscow since its invasion of Ukraine on February 24, but has so far rejected oil and gas.

Dutch Foreign Minister Wobke Hogstra said on Friday that Sunny Liger could not legally deny entry into Dutch ports, but that it would support the ship’s operations.

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