SHIPS THAT CAUGHT FIRE IN KERCH STRAIT “WERE USED FOR ILLEGAL GAS SHIPMENTS TO SYRIA”

On 22nd January, UA Wire reported that the Ukraine authorities have said that the gas tankers Maestro and Venice, which caught fire near the Kerch Strait, have been involved in illegal gas shipments to Syria since 2016, saying that the information came from OFAC.  They are said to have been travelling with their AIS off.  Authorities also said that the ships are known to have previously entered the ports occupied Crimea.

http://uawire.org/kyiv-ships-that-caught-fire-in-kerch-strait-were-used-for-illegal-gas-shipments-to-syria

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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