Combatting a New Era of Maritime Sanctions Evasion


Recent years have seen a notable increase in deceptive shipping practices (DSPs), particularly in the form of AIS spoofing and dark fleet activity. Despite the new era of sanctions compliance challenges that such DSPs have created, it is possible to comprehend, detect and mitigate these practices. The Research Team at Pole Star Global in partnership with Blackstone Compliance explains.

The implementation of Russia-related sanctions and a price cap on the sale of Russian oil and petroleum products has led threat actors to turn towards more sophisticated forms of sanctions evasion. Their aim is to deceive authorities and financial crime compliance programs via the creation of a shadow economy that operates outside of the confines of US, UK, EU, and G7 law.

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