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Eco Fleet Ship Departs Cuba Without Unloading 40,000 Tons of Diesel

After 50 days sailing through Cuban waters, the oil tanker Eco Fleet left the island without unloading the 40,000 tons of fuel from Tunisia.

The news was given by the digital portal 14 and a half who cited Jorge Piñon a researcher from the University of Texas, who assured that the cargo ship after leaving Cuban waters arrived in Kingston, capital of Jamaica.

According to the source, The ship was seen for several weeks sailing off the port of Havana, unable to unload its 260,000 barrels of diesel, allegedly due to lack of payment by the Cuban government.

However, the situation of Eco Fleet is not atypical of a ship of this type, in a country with a critical situation with fuel supply.

The media’s own accounts indicate that until March 22, “the count amounted to nine ships waiting to dock in Cuban ports, including bulk carriers. Eco Tide and Hydra Down plus a few others.”

The exceptions have been Balsa 88 and the Federal Nagara that although they spent weeks around the Island, finally, last week, they managed to land in the port of Havana.

Oscar Pérez-Oliva Fraga First Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, said about these ships that they were part of the group of ships that could not enter port due to non-payments, and took the opportunity to blame the financial pressures imposed by the United States embargo for this.

Despite this, in other parts of the country, tanker movements were observed, especially in Nipe Bay, in Holguín, to supply the Lidio Ramón Pérez thermoelectric plant, from Felton.

Also, in Matanzas, where at the beginning of last week, a total of 165,000 tons of fuel were supplied aboard the ship loaded in Venezuela, Petion, as well as the Delsa, the Lourdes, and the Mariann VV.

According to the expert consulted by 14 and a half, Last March, the Cuban Minister of Energy and Mines, Vicente de la O Levy, mentioned the arrival of a ship with 40,000 tons of fuel without specifying the name or exact date of arrival.

If presumably that ship was the Eco Fleet then several questions arise from this event, which has led to the ship leaving the Island, with cargo so necessary to alleviate some of the shortcomings experienced by the Cuban people.

Until now, they didn’t have the money to pay for the shipment? “Did they have technical problems with the ship? Quality problems with the diesel?” Piñón questioned. Adding that someone will have to pay for the delay, although it is well known that the Government of the Island will not be transparent with the management.

At the end of March, The Cuban government confirmed the arrival at the island’s port of a ship of Russian origin with more than 90 thousand tons of oil.

The ship arrived at the Matanzas Supertanqueros base, where they reported that the fuel was being extracted.

Days later, although without specifying the origin, The regime once again announced the arrival of another cargo ship to the city of Matanzas.

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