Europe is set to phase out its dependence on Russian oil, gas and coal. But as new sanctions are looming and import volumes sink, a vast network of European ships continues to transport billions of euros worth of fossil fuels and help fill the pockets of the Russian state.
A short film exploring the rise in oil transfers taking place off European coasts. It is the latest installment of our Fuelling War investigation series
Uncontrolled ship-to-ship transfers are rife off the Greek coast. An Investigate Europe and Reporters United investigation reveals the influential role played by western oil giants. Greece's government claims little can be done as transfers occur in international waters despite growing environmental risks. New EU sanctions are targeting the opaque practice – but can they turn the tide on suspect sea transfers?