Russian Oil Tanker Hit by US Sanctions Heading to Malaysia

It remains unclear whether authorities in Malaysia plan to allow the ship to anchor.

Rozanna Latiff, Reuters

A Russian-flagged ship targeted by U.S. sanctions and suspected of carrying Iranian oil is heading to Malaysia, shipping data showed on Feb. 28, amid growing scrutiny of businesses linked to Moscow following the invasion of Ukraine.

The Linda, a crude oil tanker identified in a U.S. Treasury document detailing sanctions against Russia, was in the Indian Ocean and was expected to arrive at Sungai Linggi port on Malaysia's west coast on Sunday, according to data from ship tracking website MarineTraffic.com.

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