On 19 May, ABC News published an article on the use by rogue states and their enablers of “spoofing” to fool satellite-based ship-tracking systems so that they can circumvent sanctions without detection. The article considers research by Windward into the Cyprus-flagged oil tanker Berlina. Around the same time in March the Berlina was pinging that location at sea, it was physically spotted loading crude oil in Venezuela – and 9 other tankers, some connected to the same owner, were sending signals that showed them moving nearby in the Caribbean at an identical speed and direction — and with sudden changes in weight indicating they had somehow been loaded full of crude without ever touching port.
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