TRADE AND FINANCIAL SANCTIONS ON SYRIA AND IRAN Circular dated 23.07.2012
The Sierra Leone International Ship Registry has issued a circular regarding the sanctions imposed by United Nations Security Council and U.S. government against Syria and Iran.
Following the current political conditions in Syria and Iran, the UN Security Council has adopted
measures against these nations through resolutions 1737 and 1803. According to the Administration’s
circular it is called upon the States to take the necessary measures to prevent the supply, sale or
transfer directly or indirectly from their territories or by their nationals or using their flag vessels or
aircraft to, or for use in or benefit of Iran, and whether or not originating in their territories if the State
determines that they would contribute to the pursuit of activities related to enrichment-related, or
reprocessing, or heavy water-related activities, or to the development of nuclear weapon delivery
The full circular of Sierra Leone International Ship Registry can be found below here.
ACT NOWThe Administration is requesting for all vessels currently navigating though, from or to Syria and Iran
to get prior an authorization and inform the Sierra Leone International Ship Registry with the following:
Ports of arrivals or departure within Syrian territory that the vessels are planning to navigation
from or to.
Type of trading, the companies involved with the trading, including charterer name, company
receiving the goods etc.
Any changes to the above shall be informed to the Administration before the voyage.