U.S. Puts Sanctions on Companies Aiding Syria

Treasury

By MarEx 2015-08-04 16:35:40

The U.S. Department of Treasury placed sanctions several companies for their roles in ongoing Syrian conflicts. Aqua Shipping and Milenyum Energy SA in Turkey are the key players in the group that the Treasury identified.

Milenyum Energy operates vessels registered in Panama with its headquarters in Turkey. The company was charged with materially assisting, sponsoring and providing financial and technological support to the Syrian government.

The Treasury Department stated that Milenyum supported Syria’s energy needs by regularly shipments of LPG and various other energy products to the Port of Banias for distribution by SYTROL, a Syrian controlled entity.

Milenyum owns a myriad of offshore companies such as Nevis-based Blue Energy Trade Ltd, Elba Trade SAL, Green Shipping Ltd and Aqua Shipping Ltd. These companies are believed to be front organizations for Milenyum, which includes ships and other vessels.

Eagles LLC, a Syrian-based company, is another named in the sanctions. According to the Treasury, Eagles LLC paid Milenyum Energy $5 million for a fuel shipment to Syria.

U.S. Treasury Department Lists the Following:

The following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN List:

AYDIN, Mustafa, Turkey; DOB 26 May 1988; Passport U04663595 (Turkey) (individual) [SYRIA] (Linked To: MILENYUM ENERGY S.A.; Linked To: BLUE ENERGY TRADE LTD. CO.; Linked To: ABDULKARIM GROUP).

DUZGOREN, Erkan, Turkey; DOB 17 Jun 1980 (individual) [SYRIA] (Linked To: MILENYUM ENERGY S.A.).

DUZGOREN, Serkan, Turkey; DOB 28 Jan 1979 (individual) [SYRIA] (Linked To: MILENYUM ENERGY S.A.).

KENAR, Ufuk, Turkey; DOB 24 Apr 1980 (individual) [SYRIA] (Linked To: MILENYUM ENERGY S.A.).

The following entities have been added to OFAC's SDN List:

AQUA SHIPPING LTD. (a.k.a. AQUA SHIPPING LTD.-MAI), c/o Milenyum Denizcilik Gemi Hizmetleri Acentelik ve Ozel Ogretim Hizmetleri Ltd. Sti, Nazli Sokak 9, Halilrifatpasa Mah, Sisli, Istanbul 34384, Turkey; Trust Company Complex, Ajeltake Road, Ajeltake Island, Majuro, Marshall Islands; Identification Number IMO 5849194 [SYRIA] (Linked To: MILENYUM ENERGY S.A.).

BLUE ENERGY TRADE LTD. CO., P.O. Box 556, Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis [SYRIA] (Linked To: MILENYUM ENERGY S.A.).

EBLA TRADE SERVICES S.A.L./OFF-SHORE, Beirut, Lebanon; Nakhle Center, Property Number: 295/24, Baabda, Furn, Chebbak, Lebanon [SYRIA] (Linked To: MILENYUM ENERGY S.A.; Linked To: BLUE ENERGY TRADE LTD. CO.).

GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF SYRIAN PORTS (a.k.a. "GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF PORTS"), Algazaer Street, Lattakia, Syria [SYRIA].

GREEN SHIPPING LTD., c/o Milenyum Denizcilik Gemi Hizmetleri Acentelik ve Ozel Ogretim Hizmetleri Ltd. Sti, Nazli Sokak 9, Halilrifatpasa Mah, Sisli, Istanbul 34384, Turkey; Trust Company Complex, Ajeltake Road, Ajeltake Island, Majuro, Marshall Islands; Identification Number IMO 5848165 [SYRIA] (Linked To: MILENYUM ENERGY S.A.).

LATTAKIA PORT GENERAL COMPANY (a.k.a. LATAKIA PORT GENERAL COMPANY), BP 220, Latakia, Syria; Postal Box 220, Lattakia, Syria; Baghdad Street, Lattakia, Syria [SYRIA].

MILENYUM ENERGY S.A. (a.k.a. MILENYUM DENIZCILIK GEMI; a.k.a. MILENYUM DENIZCILIK GEMI HIZMETLERI ACENTELIK VE OZEL OGRETIM HIZMETLERI LIMITED SIRKETI; a.k.a. MILENYUM SHIPPING), c/o Milenyum Denizcilik Gemi H., Hizmetleri Ltd. Sti, Nazli Sokak 9, Halilrifatpasa Mah, Sisli, Istanbul 34384, Turkey; Ataturk Mahallesi Gulay Sokak, No. 12/3, Atasehir, Istanbul, Turkey; No. 18 D. 1 Kemankes Mah. Necatibey Cad., Akce Sok., Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey; Sierra Leone; Avenida Norte Enrique Geenzeier El Cangrejo, Panama 0834-1082, Panama; Website http://www.milenyumshipping.com; Company Number 792313 (Panama) [SYRIA] (Linked To: ABDULKARIM, Wael; Linked To: ABDULKARIM GROUP).

MORGAN ADDITIVES MANUFACTURING CO. (a.k.a. MORGAN MIDDLE EAST LLC), Office No. 2206, 22nd Floor, Jafza View 19, Sheikh Zayed Road Besides Jafza View 18, Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Suite 13, First Floor, Oliaji Trade Centre, Francis Rachel Street, Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles; Website www.morganme.com; alt. Website morgan.ae [SYRIA] (Linked To: ABDULKARIM, Wael).

SYRIAN CHAMBER OF SHIPPING (a.k.a. "SCOS"), Al Jazaeer Street, Farid Hanna Bldg, 8th Fl., P.O. Box 1731, Lattakia, Syria; Al Mina Street, Tartous, Syria [SYRIA].

SYRIAN GENERAL AUTHORITY FOR MARITIME TRANSPORT (a.k.a. SYRIAMAR; a.k.a. SYRIAN GENERAL ESTABLISHMENT FOR MARINE TRANSPORT; a.k.a. SYRIAN GENERAL ORGANIZATION FOR MARITIME TRANSPORT), BP 28, Bur Sa'id Street, Latakia, Syria; BP 225, Yarmouk Street, Latakia, Syria; BP 915, al-Mina Street, Tartous, Syria; BP 730, Argentine Street, Damascus, Syria; Port Road, Lattakia, Syria [SYRIA].

SYRIAN SHIPPING AGENCIES COMPANY (a.k.a. "SHIPCO"; a.k.a. "SHIPPING AGENCIES CO."), Port Said Street, P.O. Box 28, Lattakia, Syria; Port Street, P.O. Box 3, Tartous, Syria; Joul Jammal Street, P.O. Box 28, Banias, Syria; Brazil Street, P.O. Box 12477, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA].

TARTOUS PORT GENERAL COMPANY, Al Mina Street, Tartous, Syria; Postal Box 86, Tartous, Syria [SYRIA].

THE EAGLES L.L.C. (a.k.a. THE EAGLES INTERNATIONAL LLC), Plot No. 41, Airport Free Trade Zone, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA] (Linked To: ABDULKARIM, Wael; Linked To: ABDULKARIM GROUP).

The following vessels have been added to OFAC's SDN List:

AQUA Sierra Leone flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 7529641 (vessel) [SYRIA] (Linked To: MILENYUM ENERGY S.A.; Linked To: AQUA SHIPPING LTD.).

BLUE DREAM Saint Kitts and Nevis flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8002664 (vessel) [SYRIA] (Linked To: MILENYUM ENERGY S.A.).

BLUE WAY Panama flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8800298 (vessel) [SYRIA] (Linked To: MILENYUM ENERGY S.A.).

BLUEGAS Sierra Leone flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 7909839 (vessel) [SYRIA] (Linked To: MILENYUM ENERGY S.A.).

FINIKIA; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9385233 (vessel) [SYRIA] (Linked To: SYRIAN GENERAL AUTHORITY FOR MARITIME TRANSPORT).

GREEN LIGHT Panama flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8810700 (vessel) [SYRIA] (Linked To: MILENYUM ENERGY S.A.; Linked To: GREEN SHIPPING LTD.).

LAODICEA; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9274343 (vessel) [SYRIA] (Linked To: SYRIAN GENERAL AUTHORITY FOR MARITIME TRANSPORT).

MARIANA Sierra Leone flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8016835 (vessel) [SYRIA] (Linked To: MILENYUM ENERGY S.A.).

SOURIA; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9274331 (vessel) [SYRIA] (Linked To: SYRIAN GENERAL AUTHORITY FOR MARITIME TRANSPORT).

TALA Panama flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8012114 (vessel) [SYRIA] (Linked To: MILENYUM ENERGY S.A.).