UN sanctions Indian-flagged vessel for shipping Libyan oil illegally

UN sanctions Indian-flagged vessel for shipping Libyan oil illegally

April 28, 2016 - 22:13
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The United Nations has put the Indian-flagged vessel, Distya Ameya, on the black list for shipping oil illegally for Tobruk Parliament's government, which is not recognized internationally.

France Press reported a UN diplomat as saying that the UN decision was made by the Sanctions Committee of the UN after it asked for clarification from both India and the UAE, which might be the final destination of the vessel.

“Distya Ameya sailed Monday from Al-Hareega port in Tobruk - eastern Libya - heading to Malta; therefore, putting the vessel on the UN black list obliges all countries to intercept the vessel if it entered their national waters.” Added the source.

The diplomat indicated that the UAE might be the final destination of the vessel, highlighting that the oil shipment that it was filled with violates the international embargo put on Libyan oil sales that are done for any bodies other than the internationally recognized government.

It is worth mentioning that the Indian-flagged oil tanker that is owned by the UAE, Distya Ameya, sailed Monday from Al-Hareega port in Tobruk - eastern Libya - heading to Malta and filled with 650 thousand oil barrels for Tobruk Parliament’s government.