African TV




Lawyers - Legal Representation






Archives

April 2014
M T W T F S S
« Mar    
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930  

Page added on September 9, 2012

Sierra Leone removes nine Iranian ships from shipping register

Sierra Leone removes nine Iranian ships from shipping register thumbnail

Sierra Leone has removed nine vessels from its shipping register after an investigation found they belonged to IRISL, Iran’s embattled shipping line, the head of the West African state’s maritime authority said on Saturday.

The move comes as Western powers seek to ground Iran’s global oil carrier fleet by urging countries to deny their flags to Iranian ships, part of a broader push to curb Tehran’s nuclear program with economic sanctions.

“The vessels were deleted as a result of the fact that the companies that registered the said vessels were actually subsidiaries owned and controlled by IRISL,” Acting Executive Director of the Sierra Leone Maritime Administration Wurroh Jalloh told Reuters in an email.

He said four vessels – Alva, Amin, Tour and Benita – were removed from the register late last week and that five othershad been deleted since the end of August. He did not give further details.

Iran has been trying to reflag its ships in an attempt to avoid Western sanctions aimed at choking off its oil exports, prompting the United States to pressure countries around theworld to refuse any such requests.

In mid-August, Tanzania announced it was de-registering 36 Iranian vessels and dropping the Dubai-based shipping agent it said had flagged them without the east African government’s knowledge.

Reflagging ships masks their ownership, which could make it easier for Iran to obtain insurance and financing for cargoes and to find buyers for shipments without attracting the attention of the United States and the European Union.

The United States has a longstanding ban on imports of Iranian oil and has imposed new economic sanctions that have curbed Iranian oil imports by most other major nations.

The EU banned Iranian oil imports on July 1 and barred EU firms from transporting Iranian crude or insuring such shipments.

Reuters

Stay with Sierra Express Media, for your trusted place in news!


© 2012, Sierra Express Media. All rights reserved.

Share


Comments are closed.




RELATED STORIES

  • No Related Post

Search This Site


BannerFans.com

LATEST NEWS HEADLINES

ALSO IN THE NEWS

Impeachment of Deputy Chairman postponed thumbnail Impeachment of Deputy Chairman postponed

Port Loko, April 18 (SLENA) – The General Session of the Port Loko District Council which is scheduled on rotational basis for the first week in every month has been observed in the Marampa Chiefdom with a 95 percent turnout of Council members. April session of council in progress in Marampa The April 2014 Session […]

Share

MORE STORIES

Africa flies on a wing and a prayer thumbnail Africa flies on a wing and a prayer

HAVE YOUR SAY

HAVE YOUR SAY Share you views: What would you like to see more/less of on Sierra Express Media? Send us your ideas and include your name and the area you are writing from.

Our New Website Has a More Efficient Layout

Our New Website Has a More Efficient Layout We invite you to give us your feedback

MORE NEWS HEADLINES