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  • 14 October 2015
    Rules & Regulation

    IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has welcomed the adoption by the United Nations Security Council of a UN Security Council resolution which authorizes UN Member States to intercept vessels suspected of migrant smuggling off the Libyan coast. UN Security Council Resolution 2240 (2015), adopted on October 9, authorizes UN Member States, for a period of one […]

  • 14 October 2015
    Rules & Regulation

    IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has welcomed the adoption by the United Nations Security Council of a UN Security Council resolution which authorizes UN Member States to intercept vessels suspected of migrant smuggling off the Libyan coast. UN Security Council Resolution 2240 (2015), adopted on October 9, authorizes UN Member States, for a period of one […]

  • 10 November 2016

    The UN Security Council has renewed its authorization for international naval forces to join in fighting piracy off the coast of Somalia for another year, stressing that while the threat of such crime had declined, “it still remained a matter of grave concern.” Unanimously adopting resolution 2316 (2016) and again affirming the primary responsibility of […]

  • 4 May 2016

    The United Nations Security Council has launched an inspection mechanism of commercial shipments to Yemen based in Djibouti, following a request by the Government of Yemen. The inspection mechanism will replace the one previously conducted by the Saudi-led coalition forces, which proved to be very slow.  According to a ban imposed by Yemen’s Ministry of Foreign […]

  • 13 June 2017

    The United Nations Security Council reauthorized its member states on Monday to inspect vessels on the high seas off Libya’s coast suspected of violation of the arms embargo imposed on the country. With the move, the Council extended the authorizations for one more year, under which the member states are free to seize and dispose […]

  • 25 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The United Nation Security Council’s Committee on Libya has added an oil product tanker Capricorn to its list of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze.  The Tanzanian-flagged vessel Capricorn (IMO: 8900878) was listed on 21 July 2017, on the grounds of “illegal” transportation of gasoil, a refined petroleum product. The product was “illicitly exported […]

  • 10 October 2017

    The United Nations Security Council has imposed a global port ban on four ships due to their violation of sanctions against North Korea. The said ships are Petrel 8, Hao Fan 6, Tong San 2 and Jie Shun, which have been designated pursuant to paragraph 6 of the Resolution 2375, a document from the UN […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    A North Korean shipping company, blacklisted by the United Nations, has been renaming and reflagging its vessels to avoid an arms embargo, the UN said in a report. Namely, the U.N. Security Council committee imposed sanctions on Ocean Maritime Management (OMM) for smuggling Soviet-era arms from Cuba on board its ships. Under the sanctions, the company is subject to an […]

  • 28 April 2016

    The UN Security Council Committee has blacklisted India-flagged tanker Distya Ameya for being involved in attempts to “illicitly export crude oil from Libya.” Namely, the tanker is reported to have loaded 650,000 barrels of crude oil shipped by the rival eastern Libya government for UAE-based DSA Consultancy FZC, and had left Marsa el-Hariga port late […]

  • 22 March 2016

    The UN Security Council has decided to remove four ships from its blacklist of North Korean vessels following a request from China. The Council said on Monday that the vessels in question are not economic resources controlled or operated by North Korean shipping company Ocean Maritime Management and “therefore not subject to the asset freeze”. […]

  • 2 March 2016

    The United Nations Security Council today unanimously adopted the US-led resolution that imposes new sanctions and tightens some of its existing measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The strengthened measures come in response to the country’s ongoing nuclear and ballistic missile-related activities that “threaten international peace and security,” the UN Security Council said. The new […]

  • 22 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. has sanctioned six ships and two Russian shipping companies for ties with North Korea.

  • 13 May 2016

    India-flagged tanker Distya Ameya has been removed from the UN Security Council’s blacklist initially included amid measures aimed at preventing attempts to “illicitly export crude oil from Libya.” The ship had attempted to transport some 650,000 barrels of crude oil shipped by the country’s eastern government for UAE-based DSA Consultancy FZC. However, the attempt was thwarted by Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC), the internationally-recognized […]

  • 2 April 2018
    Rules & Regulation

    UN adds 27 ships to its blacklist as part of its clamp down on North Korea over its nuclear program.

  • 29 April 2016

    The Indian-flagged tanker that was blacklisted by the UN Security Council for carrying ‘illicit’ oil cargo from Libya’s rival government is heading back to Libya after being denied port entrance to Malta, the ship’s AIS data from Marine Traffic show. The Distya Ameya tanker is expected to reach Al Zawiya on Saturday, April 30th. This was […]

  • 28 October 2019

    More than 300 vessels globally have been linked to fraudulent ship registries.

  • 14 April 2011

    The UN Security Council has decided to study the possibility of establishing special courts to try the pirates of Somalia within and outside the country. “The security council decides to consider urgently the establishment of specialised courts in Somalia to try those suspected pirates in both Somalia and the region, including an offshore Somali specialised […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    North Korean shipping company Ocean Maritime Management Company Limited (OMM) continues to evade sanctions by operating foreign-flagged ships, according to a UN Security Council panel cited by Reuters. Aside to using foreign-flagged ships for illegal arms shipments to the Middle East and exporting ballistic-missile technology to Africa, inter alia, the company has also resorted to […]

  • 16 August 2013

    The Security Council, on August 14th, called for a comprehensive regional approach to combat the threat of piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Gulf of Guinea, and reiterated its call on Member States to prosecute perpetrators in accordance with international laws. “The Security Council expresses its deep concern at the reported number of […]

  • 23 October 2006

    Hong Kong has detained a North Korean ship for suspected safety violations just days after the UN Security Council imposed new sanctions on Pyongyang, a local newspaper reported on Tuesday. The 2,035-tonne general cargo ship — the Kang Nam I — arrived in the former British colony on Sunday from Shanghai and was due to […]

  • 4 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The first North Korean cargo vessel was inspected in the Philippines by coast guard officials since the United Nations Security Council adopted the US-led resolution to impose new and tighten existing sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Associated Press informs. The 1997-built cargo vessel MV Jin Teng, which docked at the Olongapo port, was inspected in Subic Bay after […]

  • 26 February 2016

    The United States has tabled a draft UN Security Council resolution, backed by China, that, if adopted, would impose stronger set of sanctions against North Korea. The proposal comes in response to North Korea’s recent nuclear test and missile launch. Moreover, the initiative for stronger sanctions emerged amid recent UN Security Council panel’s report on Korean shipping companies’ […]