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The only Russian tanker near the Bosphorus will enter the Black Sea Strait on December 12

Caucasus (bbabo.net), - The only Russian crude oil tanker currently at the Bosphorus will enter the Black Sea strait on Monday. This was announced on Sunday by the Turkish Ministry of Transport on Twitter.

“The only oil tanker of the Russian Federation, located in the territorial waters of Turkey, has provided a letter confirming its insurance, and tomorrow it will enter the Bosphorus. There are no other Russian tankers loaded with crude oil waiting to pass through the straits.

According to the agency, a total of four foreign tankers carrying about 475,000 tons of oil will be able to enter the Bosphorus from the Black Sea on December 12 after providing the necessary insurance documents.

"Four tankers have provided relevant documents and are expected to pass on Monday," the release said.

It notes that since December 1, when Turkey introduced additional insurance requirements for crude oil tankers to pass through the straits, 8 out of 24 vessels, having fulfilled them, completed the passage through the Bosphorus from the Black Sea.

“12 tankers have not yet provided the necessary documents. In the Sea of Marmara, four tankers provided documents and entered the Aegean Sea. Currently, there is one tanker there, which did not provide the necessary documents, ”the message says.

It states that among the tankers waiting to pass through the straits, there is not one under the flag of Turkey.

Turkey introduced an additional insurance requirement for crude oil tankers for passage through the straits from December 1, requiring insurance companies to provide a letter confirming that the ship has P&I insurance (Protection and Indemnity Insurance). It is necessary in order to cover liability in cases such as damage to third parties, the environment or cargo, as well as fines and related penalties during the operation of their ships. As a result, the Turkish authorities require that the SP-1 report be accompanied by a letter from the insurance company detailing the ship, cargo and voyage and that the P&I insurance will be valid and complete for that ship, voyage and cargo.

The only Russian tanker near the Bosphorus will enter the Black Sea Strait on December 12