The Spanish government has blocked a Turkish tanker from docking due to evidence it had transferred a cargo from a Russian vessel.

The 9,400-dwt Malta-flag Black Star (built 2001) was not allowed to berth in Barcelona because of European Union (EU) sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine.

Spain’s transport ministry said on Wednesday: “The Maltese-flagged ship Black Star is denied access to Spanish territorial waters because there is evidence that it was carrying cargo transferred from the Russian ship Andrey Pervozvanniy, which is subject to EU sanctions.”