MALTA: STATE ACTION TO DE-FLAG SHIPS OWNED BY FUEL SMUGGLING SUSPECT FOR SANCTIONS VIOLATIONS FACES JUDICIAL REVIEW

On 29th May, the Times of Malta reported that a process has been set in motion to de-flag 6 fishing vessels belonging to Darren Debono, and is set to be scrutinised in an action for judicial review after preliminary pleas by the State were dismissed by the court.  Debono is a shareholder in World Water Fisheries, and the planned action follows his alleged involvement in a fuel smuggling racket, a serious offence in breach of UN and US sanctions on Libya.

https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20190529/local/state-action-to-de-flag-ships-owned-by-fuel-smuggling-suspect-under.711365

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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