US Goverment recently imposed sanctions on 11 companies for reportedly enabling the shipment and sale of Iranian petrochemicals.
The US Justice Department recenly announced the seizure of three websites used by Iranian front company, as it was allegedly shipping fuel on four tankers to Venezuela.
The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated TNK Trading International S.A. (TTI) for operating in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy.
The US Department of Justice announced that two Greek shipping companies, Avin International LTD and Nicos I.V. Special Maritime Enterprises, were sentenced in the Eastern District of Texas before Judge Marcia A. Crone on charges for several discharges of oil into the waters of Texas ports by the oil tanker M/T Nicos I.V.
The US Department of Justice announced that Navimax Corporation was fined with $2,000,000 by a federal district court for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and obstructing a Coast Guard investigation. Namely, the company discharged oily waste at sea.
The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has identified nine targets in an international network through which Iran, working with Russian companies, provide barrels of oil to Syria. According to the US, a Syrian national and his Russia-based company delivered oil from Iran to Syria.
A Singaporean shipping company was ordered to pay $1 million and serve a two-year term of probation for not maintaining an accurate oil record book. The court accused the company for breaching the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and for false statements concerning the illegal dumping of oil contaminated bilge water at sea.
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