Recent OFAC Actions: Non-Proliferation Designations

March 31, 2011

As of today, OFAC has designated several assets and made several changes to existing non-proliferation designations. OFAC has also removed several designations from the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List).

Under the non-proliferation sanctions program, OFAC has the ability to designate individuals, organizations, entities and assets on the SDN List in an effort to isolate them from U.S. financial and commercial systems.

Vessels, the primary target of today’s OFAC actions, are typically designated under the non-proliferation sanctions because they are capable of transporting weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Today’s designations include vessels that are allegedly associated with the Islamic Republic of Iran of Shipping Lines (IRISL).

To view OFAC’s press release which goes into more detail regarding today’s designations, please click here.

The following vessels have been added to OFAC’s SDN List:

DORITA (f.k.a. IRAN MOEIN); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8605234 (Iran) (vessel) [NPWMD]

KADOS (f.k.a. IRAN SAHEL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9137258 (Iran) (vessel) [NPWMD]

SALIM; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9465851 (Malta) (vessel) [NPWMD]

The following deletions have been made to OFAC’s SDN list:

DEVELOPER (a.k.a. IRAN DEVELOPER) Bulk Carrier 43,300DWT 25,768GRT IRAN flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8309660 (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN DEVELOPER (a.k.a. DEVELOPER) Bulk Carrier 43,300DWT 25,768GRT IRAN flag (IRISL) (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN AZADI Bulk Carrier 35,839DWT 20,672GRT Iran flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 7632838 (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN BAGHAEI General Cargo 17,945DWT 13,914GRT Iran flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 7502734 (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN BAGHERI General Cargo 17,928DWT 13,914GRT Iran flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 7428811 (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN BROOJERDI General Cargo 17,929DWT 13,914GRT Iran flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 7502722 (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN MAHALLATI General Cargo 17,982DWT 13,914GRT Iran flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 7428823 (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN MODARES Bulk Carrier 33,663DWT 20,049GRT Iran flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 7618985 (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN NABUVAT General Cargo 19,212DWT 14,856GRT Iran flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 7618571 (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN TAKHTI General Cargo 23,720DWT 16,173GRT Iran flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 7602194 (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN TEYFOURI General Cargo 23,720DWT 16,173GRT Iran flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 7602211 (vessel) [NPWMD]

The following changes have been made to OFAC’s SDN list:

DAFFODIL (a.k.a. ELEVENTH OCEAN); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9209324 (Germany) (vessel) [NPWMD]
-to-
DAFFODIL (|f.k.a. ELEVENTH OCEAN|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9209324 (Malta)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

DANDLE (a.k.a. TWELFTH OCEAN); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9209348 (Germany) (vessel) [NPWMD]
-to-
DANDLE (|f.k.a. TWELFTH OCEAN|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9209348 (Malta)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

DECKER (a.k.a. FIFTH OCEAN); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9349667 (Germany) (vessel) [NPWMD]
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DECKER (|f.k.a. FIFTH OCEAN|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9349667 (Malta)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

EIGHTH OCEAN; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9165803 (Germany) (vessel) [NPWMD]
-to-
EIGHTH OCEAN|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9165803 (Malta)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

GABION (a.k.a. SEVENTH OCEAN); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9165786 (Germany) (vessel) [NPWMD]
-to-
GABION (|f.k.a. SEVENTH OCEAN|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9165786 (Malta)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

GALAX (a.k.a. NINTH OCEAN); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9165798 (Germany) (vessel) [NPWMD]
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GALAX (|f.k.a. NINTH OCEAN|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9165798 (Malta)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

GLADIOLUS (a.k.a. TENTH OCEAN); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9165815 (Germany) (vessel) [NPWMD]
-to-
GLADIOLUS (|f.k.a. TENTH OCEAN|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9165815 (Malta)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

HAFIZ DARYA SHIPPING CO (a.k.a. HAFIZ DARYA SHIPPING LINES COMPANY; a.k.a. HDS LINES), No 60, Ehteshamiyeh Square, 7th Neyestan Street, Pasdaran Avenue, Tehran, Iran; Business Registration Document # 5478431 issued Mar 2009 [NPWMD]
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HAFIZ DARYA SHIPPING CO (a.k.a. HAFIZ DARYA SHIPPING LINES COMPANY; a.k.a. HDS LINES), |No 60, Ehteshamiyeh Square, 7th Neyestan Street, Pasdaran Avenue, Tehran, Iran; BIC Container Code HDXU; Business Registration Document # 5478431 issued Mar 2009| [NPWMD]

IRAN GOLESTAN; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9226944 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|GOLESTAN| (|f.k.a. IRAN GOLESTAN|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9226944 (Malta)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN HAMADAN; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9226956 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|HAMADAN| (|f.k.a. IRAN HAMADAN|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9226956 (Malta)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN MAZANDARAN; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9193197 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|MAZANDARAN| (|f.k.a. IRAN MAZANDARAN|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9193197 (Malta)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN NOWSHAHR; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9367994 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|SANIA| (|f.k.a. IRAN NOWSHAHR|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9367994 (Iran)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN TORKAMAN; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9368015 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|SOMIA| (|f.k.a. IRAN TORKAMAN|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9368015 (Iran)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

KHORASAN (a.k.a. IRAN KHORASAN); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9193214 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|DORSAN| (|f.k.a. IRAN KHORASAN; f.k.a. KHORASAN|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9193214 (Malta)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

LANCELIN (a.k.a. IRAN YAZD); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9213387 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|ATENA| (|f.k.a. IRAN YAZD; f.k.a. LANCELIN|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9213387 (Cyprus)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

SAKAS (a.k.a. IRAN PIROOZI); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9283007 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|PARMIS| (|f.k.a. IRAN PIROOZI; f.k.a. SAKAS|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9283007 (Barbados)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

SEIBOW LOGISTICS LIMITED, Room 803, 8/F, Futura Plaza, 111 How Kimg St, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China; Business Registration Document # 1218675 issued 18 Mar 2008 [NPWMD]
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SEIBOW LOGISTICS LIMITED, |Room 803, 8/F, Futura Plaza, 111 How Kimg St, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China; BIC Container Code SBAU; Business Registration Document # 1218675 issued 18 Mar 2008| [NPWMD]

SEPANTA (a.k.a. IRAN ARDEBIL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9284154 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|TANDIS| (|f.k.a. IRAN ARDEBIL; f.k.a. SEPANTA|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9284154 (Barbados)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

SEPITAM (a.k.a. IRAN ILAM); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9283033 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|HADIS| (|f.k.a. IRAN ILAM; f.k.a. SEPITAM|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9283033 (Barbados)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

SEWAK (a.k.a. IRAN FARS); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9283021 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|SALIS| (|f.k.a. IRAN FARS; f.k.a. SEWAK|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9283021 (Barbados)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

SIMBER (a.k.a. IRAN YASOOJ); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9284142 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|PARDIS| (|f.k.a. IRAN YASOOJ; f.k.a. SIMBER|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9284142 (Barbados)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

VISEA (a.k.a. IRAN ZANJAN); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9283019 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|ARMIS| (|f.k.a. IRAN ZANJAN; f.k.a. VISEA|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9283019 (Barbados)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

ZAWA (a.k.a. IRAN AZARBAYJAN); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9193185 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|NAFIS| (|f.k.a. IRAN AZARBAYJAN; f.k.a. ZAWA|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9193185 (Cyprus)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

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Douglas McNabb and other members of the firm practice and write extensively on matters involving Federal Criminal Defense, INTERPOL Red Notice Removal, International Extradition and OFAC SDN List Removal.

The author of this blog is Douglas McNabb. Please feel free to contact him directly at mcnabb@mcnabbassociates.com or at one of the offices listed above.

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Recent OFAC Actions: Anti-Terrorism and Non-Proliferation Designations

March 24, 2011

Today the Office of Foreign Assets Control, known as OFAC, made several anti-terrorism (SDGT) and non-proliferation designations (NPWMD). The majority of today’s designations target vessels thought to be associated with the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

OFAC has the authority to designate individuals, organizations and entities on the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List) under a variety of different sanctions programs. OFAC may also designate assets, such as vessels, that allegedly violate a sanctions program. Vessels are typically designated under the non-proliferation sanctions program because they have the capability of transporting WMD.

Once designated on the SDN List, those under U.S. jurisdiction are forbidden from engaging in any transaction with the designated party.

As of today, Ibrahim Hassan Tali Al-Asiri has been added to OFAC’s SDN List for alleged terrorist-related activities. Al-Asiri is allegedly a member of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. He is wanted by the Government of Saudi Arabia and INTERPOL has issued an Orange Notice.

The following vessels have been added to OFAC’s SDN List:

IRAN DARYA; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9245304 (Iran) (vessel) [NPWMD]

NARDIS (f.k.a. FERDOS); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9137246 (Iran) (vessel) [NPWMD]

PARMIS (f.k.a. IRAN BARAN; f.k.a. PARDIS); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9245316 (Iran) (vessel) [NPWMD]

PATRIS; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9137210 (Malta) (vessel) [NPWMD]

OFAC has made the following changes to the SDN List:

ABDURRAHMAN, Mohamad Iqbal (a.k.a. A RAHMAN, Mohamad Iqbal; a.k.a. ABDURRAHMAN, Abu Jibril; a.k.a. MUQTI, Fihiruddin; a.k.a. MUQTI, Fikiruddin; a.k.a. RAHMAN, Mohamad Iqbal; a.k.a. “ABU JIBRIL”); DOB 17 Aug 1958; POB Tirpas-Selong Village, East Lombok, Indonesia; nationality Indonesia (individual) [SDGT]
-to- ABDURRAHMAN, Mohamad Iqbal (|a.k.a. A RAHMAN, Mohamad Iqbal; a.k.a. ABDUL RAHMAN, Mohamad Iqbal; a.k.a. ABDURRAHMAN, Abu Jibril; a.k.a. MUQTI, Fihiruddin; a.k.a. MUQTI, Fikiruddin; a.k.a. RAHMAN, Mohamad Iqbal; a.k.a. “ABU JIBRIL”|), |Jalan Nakula, Komplek Witana Harja III, Blok C 106-107, Pamulang, Tangerang, Indonesia; DOB 17 Aug 1957; alt. DOB 17 Aug 1958; POB Korleko-Lombok Timur, Indonesia; alt. POB Tirpas-Selong Village, East Lombok, Indonesia; nationality Indonesia; National ID No. 3603251708570001| (individual) [SDGT]

ALIM; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9465849 (Malta) (vessel) [NPWMD]
-to- |CHAIRMAN| (|f.k.a. ALIM; f.k.a. IRAN ALIM|); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9465849 (Malta) (vessel) [NPWMD]

AZIM; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9465760 (Malta) (vessel) [NPWMD]
-to- |CHAPMAN| (|f.k.a. AZIM; f.k.a. IRAN AZIM|); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9465760 (Malta) (vessel) [NPWMD]

HAKIM; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9465863 (Malta) (vessel) [NPWMD]
-to- |CHAPAREL| (|f.k.a. HAKIM; f.k.a. IRAN HAKIM|); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9465863 (Malta) (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN AMIRABAD; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9368003 (vessel) [NPWMD]
-to- |SARIR| (|f.k.a. IRAN AMIRABAD|); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9368003 (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN BASEER; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9010711 (vessel) [NPWMD]
-to- |VISTA| (|f.k.a. IRAN BASEER|); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9010711 (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN BASHEER; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8215742 (vessel) [NPWMD]
-to- |SABRINA| (|f.k.a. IRAN BASHEER|); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8215742 (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN GHADEER; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9010723 (vessel) [NPWMD]
-to- |VIANA| (|f.k.a. IRAN GHADEER|); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9010723 (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN SAHAR (a.k.a. RA-EES ALI); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8203608 (vessel) [NPWMD]
-to- |SARINA| (|f.k.a. IRAN SAHAR; f.k.a. RA-EES ALI|); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8203608 (vessel) [NPWMD]

KARIM (a.k.a. IRAN KARIM); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9465758 (vessel) [NPWMD]
-to- |CHARIOT| (|f.k.a. IRAN KARIM; f.k.a. KARIM|); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9465758 (vessel) [NPWMD]

RAHIM (a.k.a. IRAN RAHIM); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9465746 (vessel) [NPWMD]
-to- |CHAPLET| (|f.k.a. IRAN RAHIM; f.k.a. RAHIM|); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9465746 (vessel) [NPWMD]

Douglas McNabb and other members of the firm practice and write extensively on matters involving Federal Criminal Defense, INTERPOL Red Notice Removal, International Extradition and OFAC SDN List Removal.

The author of this blog is Douglas McNabb. Please feel free to contact him directly at mcnabb@mcnabbassociates.com or at one of the offices listed above.

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