Sanctioned Turkish operator Beks Ship Management has continued hauling Russian oil with two-thirds of its tanker fleet under a new flag after the UK targeted the company with sanctions, shipping and registration data shows.

Seventeen former Beks-operated tankers have shifted from the Marshall Islands to the Guinea-Bissau, Panama and Barbados registries since Britain targeted one of the company’s units on 22 February, marking the second anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine.