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Göteborg: 6 November 2019

Sanctions violations: US charges Turkey’s state-run bank

US have filed criminal charges against Turkey’s state-run bank for allegedly participating in a multi-billion-dollar scheme to evade economic sanctions on Iran, according to the latest issue of the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) bulletin.

International Maritime Bureau (IMB) report in their latest confidential bulletin to members about fraud cases, sanction violations, law enforcement and defaults generally.

Some cases in this newsletter:

  • The US Coast Guard at San Diego has been discharging more than USD 92 million worth of cocaine, after operations carried out between July and October.

  • The investigation regarding the lorry deaths in UK continues, two men are now wanted on suspicion of manslaughter and human trafficking.

  • The Norwegian Maritime Authority has fined a company for alleged violations of the Pollution and Criminal Code after it attempted to sail a vessel for scrapping.

  • IMB also presents analysis of the authentication of Bills of Landing (BsL) made in Q3 2019. Suspicious and misrepresented BsL are highlighted, showing countries of export as well as which cargoes that are highly represented in these matters.

The Swedish Club members can access the IMB Confidential Bulletin 21/2019 through the SCOL website » (The Swedish Club Online member area)


Member Alert is published by The Swedish Club as a service to members. While the information is believed correct, the Club cannot assume responsibility for completeness or accuracy. 

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