News ID: 75188 |
Publish Date: 09:19 - 26 July 2017

UN Sanctions Products Tanker

Tanzanian-flagged tanker penalized for alleged illegal activities in Libya.

UN Sanctions Products Tanker
According to MANA, The United Nations Security Council Committee Concerning Libya has sanctioned the 4,100-dwt products tanker Capricorn (built 1989) for a four month period ending on 21 October.
The UN alleges that the vessel transported gasoil that was illegally exported from Libya, based on information received from the Government of Libya.
Sanctions have previously been applied on vessels that have carried oil sold by the breakaway National Oil Company in rebel-held Benghazi, which the Libyan government based in Tripoli says has no legal right or authority to export Libyan oil.
As a sanctioned vessel, the Capricorn is not allowed to load, transport or discharge cargo, nor is it allowed to enter any port. The ship is currently off Cyprus.
Shipping databases are unable to shed light on the current owner of the ship. The IHS International Ships Register indicates that it was owned by Transocean Oil of Singapore until April 2014, after which it was sold to undisclosed interests and switched from the Singaporean to the Tanzanian flag.
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