Dublin Port Workers Refusing to Unload Ship With Russian Diesel

Authored by afloat.ie and submitted by MajorasMask89

Virgin Media News is reporting that a number of Dublin Port workers from central and eastern Europe are refusing “point blank” to unload a ship carrying Russian diesel.

The STI Clapham arrived in the capital last night (Sunday 13 March) with a cargo of 15,000 tonnes of diesel from the Russian port of Vysotsk.

Over the weekend, as reported on TheJournal.ie, trade union Siptu called on the Government to turn the ship away “on humanitarian grounds” as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues — and Ireland has welcomed more than 5,000 refugees from the country.

“It is unconscionable to accept this cargo in the present circumstances,” Siptu divisional organiser Karan O’Loughlin said.

The vessel previously docked in England last week where it unloaded part of its original 33,000-tonne diesel manifest, despite British sanctions banning ships with Russian connections.

The Department of Transport noted that there are no such sanctions in Ireland, and Irish oil industry representative said the diesel has already been paid for so any refusal would have no material impact on Russia.

It’s understood that the port workers who refused to handle the Russian diesel were redeployed to other operations.

Virgin Media News has more on the story HERE.

tobias_fuunke on March 15th, 2022 at 00:50 UTC »

The Irish have been so incredibly warm and supportive throughout all of this, truly standing in solidarity with Ukrainians. Good lads.

SweepandClear on March 15th, 2022 at 00:31 UTC »

Just leaving a ship at a berth costs most ship operators about $35,000 per day.

astrus_lux on March 14th, 2022 at 23:26 UTC »

They are not alone. Poles on the Belarus borers are also blocking russian supply trucks that go from europe. There is like 30 mile traffic jam there. Also - trains go on hold in finland. The more countries join terrorist country blockade - the sooner this war will end.