Sunny Liger leaves Amsterdam, still with Russian oil on board

Tanker Sunny Liger (9332626) left the waters of IJmuiden on May 8, heading for Gibraltar, and still in load.

The Sunny Liger had hoped initially to unload its oil in Sweden, but dock workers there resisted mooring. The ship then set course for the Netherlands, where it arrived first in Rotterdam. There, too, port employees refused to unload the oil tanker, citing solidarity with their Swedish colleagues. It then arrived in Amsterdam and was anchored off the coast at IJmuiden for several days. It has now left, headed to Gibraltar. Because the ship does not sail under the Russian flag, the fact that it is carrying Russian oil does not debar it from unloading in any EU port, but EU port workers have declined to handle the cargo, feeling that the EU’s sanctions did not go far enough.

2008-built, Marshall Islands-flagged, 42,893 gt Sunny Liger is owned and managed by Sunny Liger Shipping LLC of Majuro, Marshall Islands. ISM manager is Scorpio Marine Management of Mumbai, India. It is entered with Gard on behalf of Sunny Liger Shipping LLC. As of May 11th the vessel was in the Bay of Biscay, en route to Gibraltar with an ETA of May 14th