Kerch Strait blast investigation shifts to sanctioned vessel operations
The US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control warned shipping industry stakeholders to be aware of the two vessels involved engaging in ‘deceptive practices’ such as ship-to-ship transfers and disabling automatic identification systems to mask their movements
UPDATE: The blaze reportedly spread following an explosion as a gas tanker was refuelling another ship, but reports suggest at least one of the vessels had been recently barred from Russian ports due to US sanctions scrutiny
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