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Reuters exclusively reveals ship in deadly Black Sea blaze was turned away from port over sanctions

Reuters exclusively reveals ship in deadly Black Sea blaze was turned away from port over sanctions

Reuters exclusively revealed that two ships ablaze in the Black Sea region, leaving at least 10 crew dead, caught fire while transferring fuel mid-sea after one vessel was barred from using its usual port in southern Russia due to U.S. sanctions risk. The vessels, which caught fire on Monday, have the same names as two gas-transporting tankers, the Maestro and Venice, which were included on a U.S. sanctions advisory note last year for delivering fuel to Syria.


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