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United States Publishes a Global Maritime Advisory to Counter Sanctions Evasion by Iran, North Korea, and Syria

The U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the U.S. Coast Guard issued a global advisory to alert the maritime industry, and those active in the energy and metals sectors to deceptive shipping practices used to evade sanctions, with a focus on Iran, North Korea, and Syria.

Department of State issues emergency travel advisory

For the convenience of our readers, Maritime Commons is sharing a link to a Department of State travel emergency alert released Feb. 20, 2020, regarding cruise ship travel and the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Notice of public meeting: IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment

The Department of State will hold a public meeting, led by the Coast Guard, Feb. 24, 2020, in Washington DC, to prepare for the 7th Session of the IMO’s Subcommittee on Ship Systems and equipment.

Notice of public meeting: IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response

The Department of State will conduct an open public meeting Jan. 23, 2020, led by the Coast Guard, to prepare for the seventh session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response to be held at the IMO Headquarters, United Kingdom in February.

3/21/2019: New global shipping advisory regarding sanctions risks related to North Korea’s shipping practices

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, with the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Coast Guard, issued an advisory to alert persons globally to deceptive shipping practices used by North Korea to evade sanctions. These practices may create significant sanctions risk for parties involved in the shipping industry, including insurers, flag registries, shipping companies, and financial institutions. Parties subject to U.S. and/or United Nations sanctions should be aware of these practices in order to implement appropriate controls to ensure compliance with their legal requirements.

2/6/2019: Notice of public meeting – IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment

The Department of State will conduct a meeting, open to the public, led by the Coast Guard. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the sixth Session of the International Maritime Organization’s Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment, to be held at the IMO headquarters in London, United Kingdom, March 4-8, 2019.

12/20/2017: Dept. of State to host public meeting at Coast Guard Headquarters

The public meeting is scheduled Jan. 10, 2018. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the Fifth session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction to be held at the IMO headquarters, London, United Kingdom, Jan. 22-26, 2018.

12/15/2016: Notice of Public Meeting-IMO Subcommittee on Ship Design and Construction

The Department of State will conduct an open meeting led by the United States Coast Guard at the Coast Guard Headquarters Building, Washington, DC. More information is available in the Federal Register and on the Coast Guard’s IMO Homepage.

12/15/2016: Notice of Public Meeting-IMO Subcommittee on Pollution Prevention and Response

The Department of State will conduct an open meeting led by the United States Coast Guard at the Coast Guard Headquarters Building, Washington, DC. More information is available in the Federal Register and on the Coast Guard IMO Homepage.

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