By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

Panama to withdraw flags from vessels to improve sanctions compliance

Panama will withdraw its flag from increasing numbers of vessels involved in international sanctions violations in order to improve compliance, according to Rafael Cigarruista, a Director from Panama’s Maritime Authority in a statement to Reuters. This follows the removal of 59 tankers from Panama’s registry in 2018 after the US’ withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. Every merchant ship must …

About Maya Lester KC

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Maya Lester KC is a senior barrister (King’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human...

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