The EU has added the oil tanker Distya Ameya (aka Kassos) to its sanctions listings relating to Libya. The UN blacklisted the vessel at the end of April, following a request from Libya’s ambassador to the UN Ibrahim Dabbashi (see previous blog). The vessel was said to be carrying an illicit shipment of crude oil on behalf of the rival eastern government in Libya, and is now blocked from entering ports or unloading its cargo.
The EU has also updated the entries for Mutassim Qadhafi and Safia Farkash Al-Barassi. See Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/690 implementing Regulation 2016/44 and Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2016/694 implementing Decision 2015/1333. The EU’s notices to the listed persons are here and here, and HM Treasury’s notice on the amendments is here.
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