The United Nations Security Council removed from a UN blacklist an Indian-flagged tanker that was recently prevented from shipping oil for the rival eastern Libyan government, in response to the Libyan UN mission’s request, Reuters reported.
The tanker Distya Ameya was added to a list of vessels under sanctions in April, after the rival eastern government’s parallel oil company attempted to use it to ship a cargo of 650,000 barrels of crude. The NOC in Tripoli called the shipment illegal and informed Libya’s newly formed UN-backed unity government about the eastern government’s attempt to export oil independently.
Libyan ambassador, Ahmad Dabbashi, said that the de-list request was made “because of the cooperation of the flag state and the explanation given on the involvement of the ship in the illegal export,” Zee News India reported. Further he stated that the tanker’s operators had no intention of getting involved in an improper transaction and had lacked proper information.