La Russie et la Chine effectuent des transferts de pétrole à haut risque dans l’océan Atlantique

Les experts craignent que cette pratique dangereuse ne conduise à une catastrophe écologique en mer

Russian and Chinese tankers are carrying out high risk ship-to-ship crude oil transfers at a newly established spot in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, it has been revealed.

Analysis has tracked at least a dozen tankers involved in transferring or receiving crude oil of Russian origin, which then set sail for destinations in Asia, particularly China.

The transfers, which are taking place about 1,480 kilometres off the Portuguese coast, have raised concerns of an accident at sea with economic or ecological implications.