Tanzanian-flagged tanker receives UN sanction

Jul 28 2017

The 1989-built 4,400 dwt products tanker, ‘Capricorn’, has been added to the UN sanctions list by the United Nation Security Council’s Committee on Libya.

The Tanzanian-flagged vessel (IMO: 8900878) was listed on 21st July 2017, for allegedly illegally shipping gasoil. The product was “illicitly exported from Libya” information received from the Libyan Government claimed, the UN said.


‘Capricorn’ has been prohibited to load, transport or discharge cargo, as well as being barred from entering any ports.


According to the UN statement, the sanctions are valid from 21st, July to 21st October, 2017.


The tanker is believed to be owned by UAE-based Etihad. She was reported as sold to unknown interests in 2014.  

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