US imposes new sanctions on Iran’s oil product exports

Lloyd's List

…The ship-to-ship transfer was stopped after Maersk was contacted about the cargo’s origins by US lobbying group United Against Nuclear Iran. WS Shipping was designated to operate and manage a vessel that has transported Iranian petroleum products, the US State Department said. Lloyd’s List Intelligence data shows that WS Shipping is the technical and ISM manager of the 1997-built, Panama-flagged, 7,245 dwt LPG carrier GC Princess (IMO: 9143506), formerly known as Glory Harvest. The vessel was sanctioned in August, when it also changed its name. The US Treasury Department also sanctioned Iran-based Middle East Kimiya Pars Company and Iran Chemical Industries Investment Company; India-based Tibalaji Petrochem Private Limited, and Hong Kong-based Sierra Vista Trading Limited in relation to ties with Iran’s Triliance.