The US wants to confiscate USD 20 million from a Turkish shipowner. According to the US, the company is part of an illegal network that has sailed oil products to Syria, breaching international sanctions. The case is an offshoot of a larger effort focused on the network.
The US on Monday imposed new sanctions against Turkey. According to President Donald Trump, tariffs on Turkish steel will be raised to 50 percent, a move that comes in response to Turkey's offensive in northern Syria.
According to Danish news media DR's sources, preliminary police charges have been filed against two companies and two individuals for violating EU sanctions against Syria. One of the companies is protected by court-ordered anonymity.
Danish Defense has discussed the Syria case with its major supplier Unioil and its owner, Bunker Holding, in physical meetings as well as in writing. The Defense is interested in the case because Unioil has the same owner as Dan-Bunkering. "The dialog has been – and is – continuous," says the Defense in a comment.
Shipping companies should keep an eye out for four red flags, which increase the risk of breaching sanctions against North Korea, Iran and Syria. The US is keeping a close eye on shipping, lawyer tells ShippingWatch.