Russian Cargo Ships Spotted 'Going Dark' to Evade Sanctions

Monday, March 28, 2022

Neil Quartaro was quoted in an article published by Voice of America which discusses how Russian tanker ships carrying oil and petroleum products have been observed turning off systems that broadcast their identity and location, which is often associated with efforts to evade sanctions. "If you're operating in the Gulf of Mexico, and you're anywhere close to Trinidad and Tobago or Aruba, and you turn off your AIS, anybody looking at that is going to suspect that you're engaging in an illegal transfer of oil product out of Venezuela, which happens all the time," Neil said.

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