El petrolero Aframax Suvorovsky Prospect. Foto: Baltic Shipping.

Russian fuel tanker arrives in Matanzas

A ship loaded with fuel oil Russian arrived Thursday at the port of Matanzas to supply Cuban thermoelectric plants, affected by breakages and lack of fuel, various international media reported.

According to the Equassis maritime database, the vessel is owned by the major Russian shipping conglomerate Sovcomflot, currently under British, Canadian and US sanctions.

All three countries have imposed sanctions on Russian oil and fuel over the invasion of Ukraine.

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the tanker Aframax Suvorovsky Prospectflying the Liberian flag, arrived on the island with some 700,000 barrels of fuel oil from the Russian port of Ust-Luga.

It is estimated to be worth about $70 million at market prices.

Other shipments have arrived in Cuba from Russia, making the nation one of the largest importers of Russian fuel in Latin America.

Venezuela has sent Cuba some 56,610 barrels per day of crude oil, gasoline, diesel and fuel oil so far this year, slightly below 2021 levels, according to state oil company PDVSA.

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