Chinese tanker changes name to avoid US sanctions

Reuters have reported that a Chinese-owned tanker carrying Iranian crude oil to China changed its name mid-journey following warnings from US government officials to Asian ports. The suggestion is that this may be an attempt to avoid US sanctions. On 5 June, Pacific Brave deactivated its transponder and then reactivated it on 18 July, 940 miles away under the name of …

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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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