According to Amsterdam dockers unions, SUNNY LIGER won’t dock at Amsterdam, because all the companies which serve arriving ships refuse to provide services to tanker, starting with tugs, The Maritime Executive reported..
As of 1600 UTC Apr 30, tanker remained in the same position, anchored in North sea.
Tanker SUNNY LIGER with cargo of oil loaded at Primorsk Russia, was rejected by Sweden, not by Swedish authorities though, but by Gothenburg dockers, who refused to handle the ship.
Strictly speaking, tanker according to sanctions imposed on Russia, falls under “exceptions” section of sanctions, but nevertheless. Tanker sailed to Netherlands, but again, Rotterdam dockers union refused to work with Russian cargo, and SUNNY LIGER had to move to Amsterdam outer anchorage in North sea, arriving there late Apr 29. Decision on hapless tanker is to be made in the morning Apr 30, during special meeting. So tanker as of Apr 30, is hanging around in Kattegat and North sea for some 6 days already, looking for a chance to get rid of “toxic” Russian oil.
Source: The Maritime Executive