Gibraltar and UK seize supertanker suspected of carrying oil to Syria

On 4 July, Gibraltar Port and Law Enforcement agencies, assisted by the British Royal Marines, seized a supertanker, Grace 1, to the east of Gibraltar today. The vessel is suspected of breaching EU sanctions by carrying crude oil to the Banyas refinery in Syria. Fabian Picardo, Chief Minister of Gibraltar, said that the refinery “is the property of an entity …

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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