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Venezuela’s “Dark” Oil Tankers
How much oil is Venezuela exporting onboard “dark” tankers to disguise shipments in the face of US sanctions?
Ursa Space focused on a major Venezuelan port to try and detect ships in which captains shut off AIS transponders (i.e., gone “dark”), in addition to examining oil inventory data for signs of increased exports.
A custom data platform visualized our results, revealing the presence of dark ships, which combined with significant declines in oil inventories, strongly suggested an uptick in the use of dark ships by Venezuela to export oil.