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Russian oil tanker docks at Dublin port despite calls to refuse

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A Russian oil tanker believed to be carrying diesel oil has docked in Dublin after the Siptu union called for a disclaimer.

The ship STI Clapham left Vysotsk in Russia on March 1 and then docked at South Stifford in the UK on March 9 before crossing the Irish Sea to Dublin Port yesterday and docking at 7.46pm.

Siptu has called on Transport Secretary Eamon Ryan and the Dublin Port CEO to abandon the tanker.

“In view of the ongoing horror in Ukraine as the invasion of Russia by Russian forces is in full swing, our members and other workers expected to unload this ship are very angry and frustrated. suffer being placed in this position,” Siptu division organizer Karan O’Loughlin said in a statement last week.

“Workers should not shoulder the burden of situations like this and are urgently calling on the Government and the Dublin Port company to ensure STI Clapham is prevented from landing Russian oil cargo in Ireland,” she added.

Transport Minister Eamon Ryan said he understood Siptu’s concerns but suggested that the oil product was not currently covered by EU-agreed sanctions against Russia so there would not be any legal basis. to refuse to accept Russian oil.

“The strongest pressure we can put on the Russian government right now is to continue to ensure that we maintain a resolute, unified European response to the agreed sanctions. As of now, European sanctions against Russia do not include oil products.

He added: “Gasoline, diesel, household heating oil and kerosene are not sanctioned and there would not be any legal basis for refusing to accept such products.

The Department for Transport said it was aware the tanker was en route to the Port of Dublin via the UK.

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