Hong Kong Merchant Shipping Information Note

2011.7.15- ports.jpgHong Kong Marine Department issues Merchant Shipping Information Note regarding United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011 (Amendment)
Regulation 2012 as follows:

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) gazetted the United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011 (Amendment) Regulation 2012 (L.N. 42 of 2012) (the 'Amendment Regulation') on 16 March 2012. The 'Amendment Regulation,' which came into effect on 16 March 2012, amends existing sanctions against Libya to implement decisions of the United Nations Security Council on the supply, sale, transfer or carriage of arms or related materiel and their related activities to Libya.

Further to the United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011 (L.N.114 of 2011) promulgated by the Merchant Shipping Information Note No. 26/2011, HKSAR gazetted the United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011 (Amendment) Regulation 2012 (L.N. 42 of 2012) on 16 March 2012. The 'Amendment Regulation', made under section 3 of the United Nations Sanctions Ordinance (Cap. 537) amends existing sanctions against Libya to implement decisions of the United Nations Security Council under Resolutions 2009(2011) and 2016(2011) dated 16 September 2011 and 27 October 2011 respectively. The 'Amendment Regulation' provides for:

(a) prohibition against the supply, sale, transfer or carriage of arms or related materiel to Libya;

(b) prohibition against the provision of assistance or training related to military activities, etc. in certain circumstances;

(c) prohibition against making available to, or for the benefit of, certain persons or entities any funds or other financial assets or economic resources;

(d) prohibition against dealing with funds or other financial assets or economic resources owned by or otherwise belonging to, or held by, certain persons or entities;

(e) uplifting of the prohibition against the HKSAR aircraft flying into Libya; and

(f) uplifting of the prohibition against Libyan aircraft to take off from or land in the HKSAR, or fly within the HKSAR air space.

2. Details of the L.N. 42 of 2012 can be found on the website of Marine Department (http://www.mardep.gov.hk/en/msnote/msin.html) as an annex to this Note.

3. Owners, managers and masters of Hong Kong registered ships should abide by the regulation mentioned above.

Source: Hong Kong Marine Department