AP: Tanker’s impossible voyage signals new sanction evasion ploy

In the cat-and-mouse game that has ensued, the advent of digital ghosts leaving false tracks could give the bad actors the upper hand, said Russ Dallen, the Miami-based head of Caracas Capital Markets brokerage, who tracks maritime activity near Venezuela.

“It’s pretty clear the bad guys will learn from these mistakes and next time will leave a digital trail that more closely resembles the real thing,” Dallen said, referring to some of the anomalies detected by Windward, such as the sudden 180-degree turn. “The only way to verify its true movement will be to get a physical view of the ship, which is time-consuming and expensive.”

Tanker’s impossible voyage signals new sanction evasion ploy (apnews.com)


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