The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC): “Iran Freedom and Counter Proliferation Act-related SDN updates; ​Anti-terrorism Designations”

July 3, 2013

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on July 3, 2013 released the following:

“OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL

Specially Designated Nationals List Update

​Section 1244(c) of the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 (“IFCA”) requires the President to block and prohibit all transactions in all property and interests in property of persons that the President determines, on and after the date that is 180 days after the date of its enactment, (a) is part of the energy, shipping, or ship building sectors of Iran; or (b) operates a port in Iran. Those persons determined to meet the above criteria will have either “IFCA Determination – Involved in Energy Sector”; “IFCA Determination – Involved in the Shipbuilding Sector”; “IFCA Determination – Involved in the Shipping Sector”; or “IFCA Determination – Port Operator” annotated in their SDN listing.

The following names have been updated to include this additional information.

ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN SHIPPING LINES (a.k.a. IRI SHIPPING LINES; a.k.a. IRISL; a.k.a. IRISL GROUP), No. 37, Aseman Tower, Sayyade Shirazee Square, Pasdaran Ave., P.O. Box 19395-1311, Tehran, Iran; No. 37, Corner of 7th Narenjestan, Sayad Shirazi Square, After Noboyand Square, Pasdaran Ave., Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IFSR]. -to- ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN SHIPPING LINES (a.k.a. IRI SHIPPING LINES; a.k.a. IRISL; a.k.a. IRISL GROUP), No. 37, Aseman Tower, Sayyade Shirazee Square, Pasdaran Ave., P.O. Box 19395-1311, Tehran, Iran; No. 37, Corner of 7th Narenjestan, Sayad Shirazi Square, After Noboyand Square, Pasdaran Ave., Tehran, Iran; IFCA Determination – Involved in the Shipping Sector; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IFSR].

NATIONAL IRANIAN OIL COMPANY (a.k.a. NIOC), Hafez Crossing, Taleghani Avenue, P.O. Box 1863 and 2501, Tehran, Iran; National Iranian Oil Company Building, Taleghani Avenue, Hafez Street, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.nioc.ir; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; all offices worldwide [IRAN] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- NATIONAL IRANIAN OIL COMPANY (a.k.a. NIOC), Hafez Crossing, Taleghani Avenue, P.O. Box 1863 and 2501, Tehran, Iran; National Iranian Oil Company Building, Taleghani Avenue, Hafez Street, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.nioc.ir; IFCA Determination – Involved in Energy Sector; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; all offices worldwide [IRAN] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR].

NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY (a.k.a. NITC), NITC Building, 67-88, Shahid Atefi Street, Africa Avenue, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.nitc.co.ir; Email Address info@nitc.co.ir; alt. Email Address administrator@nitc.co.ir; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Telephone (98)(21)(66153220); Telephone (98)(21)(23803202); Telephone (98)(21)(23803303); Telephone (98)(21)(66153224); Telephone (98)(21)(23802230); Telephone (98)(9121115315); Telephone (98)(9128091642); Telephone (98)(9127389031); Fax (98)(21)(22224537); Fax (98)(21)(23803318); Fax (98)(21)(22013392); Fax (98)(21)(22058763) [IRAN]. -to- NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY (a.k.a. NITC), NITC Building, 67-88, Shahid Atefi Street, Africa Avenue, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.nitc.co.ir; Email Address info@nitc.co.ir; alt. Email Address administrator@nitc.co.ir; IFCA Determination – Involved in the Shipping Sector; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Telephone (98)(21)(66153220); Telephone (98)(21)(23803202); Telephone (98)(21)(23803303); Telephone (98)(21)(66153224); Telephone (98)(21)(23802230); Telephone (98)(9121115315); Telephone (98)(9128091642); Telephone (98)(9127389031); Fax (98)(21)(22224537); Fax (98)(21)(23803318); Fax (98)(21)(22013392); Fax (98)(21)(22058763) [IRAN].

SOUTH SHIPPING LINE IRAN (a.k.a. SOUTH SHIPPING LINES IRAN COMPANY), Qaem Magham Farahani St., Tehran, Iran; Apt. No. 7, 3rd Floor, No. 2, 4th Alley, Gandi Ave., Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IFSR]. -to- SOUTH SHIPPING LINE IRAN (a.k.a. SOUTH SHIPPING LINES IRAN COMPANY), Qaem Magham Farahani St., Tehran, Iran; Apt. No. 7, 3rd Floor, No. 2, 4th Alley, Gandi Ave., Tehran, Iran; IFCA Determination – Involved in the Shipping Sector; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IFSR].

TIDEWATER MIDDLE EAST CO. (a.k.a. TIDE WATER COMPANY; a.k.a. TIDE WATER MIDDLE EAST MARINE SERVICE; a.k.a. TIDEWATER CO. (MIDDLE EAST MARINE SERVICES)), No. 80, Tidewater Building, Vozara Street, Next to Saie Park, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.tidewaterco.com; Email Address info@tidewaterco.com; alt. Email Address info@tidewaterco.ir; Business Registration Document # 18745 (Iran); Telephone: 982188553321; Alt. Telephone: 982188554432; Fax: 982188717367; Alt. Fax: 982188708761; Alt. Fax: 982188708911 [NPWMD] [IRGC]. -to- TIDEWATER MIDDLE EAST CO. (a.k.a. TIDE WATER COMPANY; a.k.a. TIDE WATER MIDDLE EAST MARINE SERVICE; a.k.a. TIDEWATER CO. (MIDDLE EAST MARINE SERVICES)), No. 80, Tidewater Building, Vozara Street, Next to Saie Park, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.tidewaterco.com; Email Address info@tidewaterco.com; alt. Email Address info@tidewaterco.ir; IFCA Determination – Port Operator; Business Registration Document # 18745 (Iran); Telephone: 982188553321; Alt. Telephone: 982188554432; Fax: 982188717367; Alt. Fax: 982188708761; Alt. Fax: 982188708911 [NPWMD] [IRGC].

In addition, the following name has been added to the SDN list.

MOHAMED HAMZA, Abd Al-Ra’Ouf Abu Zaid (a.k.a. ABU ZAID MOHAMED, Abdel Raouf; a.k.a. ABUZAID, Abdul Rauf; a.k.a. HAMZZA YASIR, Abdelraouf Abu Zaid Mohamed; a.k.a. MUHAMMAD HAMZA, Abd-al-Ra’uf Abu Zayd; a.k.a. MUHAMMAD HAMZA, Abdul Raouf Abu Zeid; a.k.a. ZAYID HAMZA, Abdel Raouf Abu); DOB 01 Jan 1983; POB Sudan; nationality Sudan (individual) [SDGT].”

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Factbox – Iranian ships now flying Bolivian flags

April 19, 2012

TheStar.com on April 18, 2012 released the following:

“(Reuters) – Fifteen vessels linked to the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) have hoisted new Bolivian flags in February and March in the latest move in a long-running sanctions dodge.

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IRISL frequently changes the names of the vessels and companies that it registers them under, forcing the U.S. government to constantly update its list of sanctioned companies and vessels. But the vessels’ previous names can be traced using their International Maritime Organization (IMO) numbers.

Reuters cross-checking of those numbers reveals that all the vessels or their owners are listed on the U.S. weapons of mass destruction proliferators (NPWMD) list of the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Below are details of the vessels registered by Bolivia since early February, using the names of the vessels as they appear on the Bolivian register. The ownership of the vessels is that which matches the IMO numbers found on the OFAC website:

MT TOUR – Suezmax crude oil carrier, IMO: 9364112. Owned by IRISL subsidiary ISIM Tour Limited. Previously flagged by Malta but registered by Bolivia on March 27, 2012, with Auris Marine Company as its owner. It dropped anchor near Bandar Abbas in mid April after loading up with Syrian crude oil at the end of March.

ISI OLIVE – Oil tanker, IMO: 9003237. Owned by IRISL subsidiary ISIM Olive Limited. Previously flagged by Malta but registered by Bolivia on March 26, 2012 with Auris Marine Company as its owner. Anchored near Bandar Abbas in April.

AMIN – Very large crude carrier (VLCC), IMO: 9422366. Owned by IRISL subsidiary ISIM Amin Limited. Previously flagged by Malta but registered by Bolivia on March 27, 2012 with Auris Marine Company as its owner. Anchored near Bandar Abbas.

DORITA – General cargo ship, IMO 8605234. Owned by IRISL. Previously flagged by Cyprus but registered by Bolivia on February 2, 2012 with the Andulena Corporation as its owner. Andulena is registered on Majuro, according to Lloyds List, one of the tiny coral atolls that make up the Marshall Islands in the pacific.

ELICIA – General cargo ship, IMO 9165839. Owned by IRISL. Previously flagged by Malta but registered by Bolivia on February 2, 2012 with Andulena Corporation as its owner.

EVITA – General cargo ship, IMO 9165827. Owned by IRISL. Previously flagged by Malta but registered by Bolivia on February 2, 2012 with Andulena Corporation as its owner.

VALERIAN – General cargo ship, IMO 9051650. Owned by IRISL. Previously flagged by Cyprus but registered by Bolivia on February 2, 2012 with Andulena Corporation as its owner.

CELESTINA – Bulk carrier, IMO 9213399. Owned by IRISL. Previously flagged by Cyprus but registered by Bolivia on February 23, 2012 with Andulena Corporation as its owner.

EGLANTINE – Bulk carrier, IMO 9193202. Owned by IRISL. Previously flagged by Cyprus but registered by Bolivia on February 23, 2012 with Andulena Corporation as its owner. The Iranian navy rescued the Brazilian sugar laden vessel from Somali pirates who hijacked it in the Indian Ocean in March.

BLANCA – General cargo, IMO: 9167289. Owned by IRISL. Previously flagged by Cyprus but registered by Bolivia on March 16, 2012 with Andulena Corporation as its owner.

CARMELA – Bulk Carrier, IMO: 9193185. Owned by IRISL. Previously flagged by Cyprus but registered by Bolivia on March 16, 2012 with Andulena Corporation as its owner.

CATALINA – General cargo, IMO: 9167291. Owned by IRISL. Previously flagged by Cyprus but registered by Bolivia on March 16, 2012 with Andulena Corporation as its owner.

CONSUELO – Bulk carrier, IMO: 9213387. Owned by IRISL and sanctioned under the U.S. NPWMD blacklist. Previously flagged by Cyprus but registered by Bolivia on March 16, 2012 with Andulena Corporation as its owner.

ELVIRA – Bulk carrier, IMO: 9369722. Owned by IRISL and sanctioned under the U.S. NPWMD blacklist. Previously flagged by Cyprus but registered by Bolivia on March 16, 2012 with Andulena Corporation as its owner.

GABRIELA – Container ship, IMO: 9209336. Owned by IRISL and sanctioned under the U.S. NPWMD blacklist. Previously flagged by Malta but registered by Bolivia on March 16, 2012 with Andulena Corporation as its owner.

(Reporting by Daniel Fineren)”

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