EU renews listing of vessel “Lynn S” under its Libya sanctions

In line with the UN Security Council (see here), the EU has renewed and amended the listing of vessel ‘Lynn S’ under its sanctions against Libya, which, among other things, prohibit certain vessels from loading, transporting, or discharging crude oil from Libya and accessing EU ports. The amendment changes the expiry date of the listing to 28 April 2018.

See Commission Implementing Regulation 2018/166, amending Council Regulation 2016/44, and Council Implementing Decision 2018/167, implementing Council Decision 2015/1333. UK OFSI Notice here.

EU renews Libya ship listing

vessel in oceanIn line with the UN Security Council (previous blog here), the EU has renewed and amended the listing of a vessel (named ‘Capricorn’) under its Libya sanctions list until 17 April 2018, see: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/126 and Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/132. The vessel’s EU listing was previously renewed in October 2017 (previous blog here). UK OFSI Notice here.

On 10 February 2018, acting in line with the UN Security Council, the EU updated this vessel’s listing by changing (inter alia) its name from ‘Capricorn’ to ‘Nadine’, see Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/203 and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/200. UK OFSI Notice here.

UN renews Libya ship designation

Oil tanker shipYesterday, the UN Security Council renewed the designation of a vessel named ‘Capricorn’ under its Libya sanctions list relating to the illicit exportation of petroleum from Libya. The designation was renewed pursuant to para 11 of UNSC Resolution 2146 (2014), and is valid until 17 April 2018. As a result, the ship will continue to be subject to a UN port ban, as well as a prohibition not to load, transport or discharge petroleum from Libya aboard the vessel. UN press release here.

On 2 February 2018, the UN Security Council updated this vessel’s listing by changing, among other things, its name from ‘Capricorn’ to ‘Nadine’. UN press release here.

EU renews listing of vessel under Libya sanctions

Ship2.jpgIn line with the UN Security Council, the EU has renewed and amended the listing of vessel ‘Lynn S’ under its Libya sanctions regime until 29 January 2018, see Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/2008 and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2006 (which amend the lists found in Annex V to Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 and Annex V to Council Regulation (EU) 2016/44).

The EU Notice explains that the shipowner may submit a request at any time to the “Focal Point” of the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee for a reconsideration of the vessel’s inclusion, and may challenge the Commission’s Implementing Regulation in the EU General Court. UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) Notice here.

EU renews Libya vessel listing

Ship.jpgIn line with the UN Security Council, the EU has renewed and amended the listing of a vessel (named ‘Capricorn’) under its Libya sanctions regime until 18 January 2018, see Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/1976 and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1974 (which amend the lists found in Annex V to Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 and Annex V to Council Regulation (EU) 2016/44).

The EU Notice explains that the shipowner may submit a request at any time to the “Focal Point” of the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee for a reconsideration of the vessel’s inclusion, and may challenge the Commission’s Implementing Regulation in the EU General Court. UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation Notice here.

EU renews targeted Libya sanctions for 6 months

The EU has decided to renew its targeted sanctions on Libya for 6 months. They target 3 people – Agila Saleh, president of Libya’s legislature the House of Representatives, and Khalifa Ghweil and Nuri Abu Sahmain, Prime Minister and President of the General National Congress. They are listed for “obstructing the implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement…and the formation of a Government of National Accord”. See Council Decision 2017/1776 amending Council Decision 2015/1333.

EU adds another vessel to its Libya sanctions

The EU has added the vessel Lynn S to its sanctions on Libya, which among other things prohibit vessels from loading, transporting, or discharging crude oil from Libya and ban them from accessing EU ports.  It has also amended the entry for the vessel Capricorn, which it listed earlier this week, to include its IMO number (see previous blog).

See Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1456 amending Council Regulation (EU) 2016/44 and Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/1458 implementing Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333.

EU updates Libya & Terrorism sanctions

Libya

In June, the UN Security Council expanded its sanctions on illegal oil exports from Libya to cover vessels loading, transporting, or discharging petroleum, including crude oil and refined petroleum products, for export from Libya. The EU has now implemented those new measures, along with the UN’s listing of the vessel Capricorn pursuant to the sanctions.  See Regulation 2017/1419 amending Regulation (EU) 2016/44 and Decision 2017/1427 amending Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333, and Implementing Regulation 2017/1423 amending Regulation 2016/44 and Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/1429 implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333.

Terrorism

The EU has undertaken its mandatory review of its non-ISIL & Al-Qaida terrorism sanctions listings, and determined that all listed people and entities should continue to be subject to the sanctions.  See Implementing Regulation 2017/1420 implementing Regulation 2580/2001 and Council Decision 2017/1426 updating Common Position 2001/931/CFSP and repealing Decision (CFSP) 2017/154.