Eastern Libya NOC crude export termed illegal by UN

MT Distya Ameya 

The Indian-flag Distya Ameya arrived April 30 at about 9 a.m. local time at Zawiya in western Libya,   

The UN Security Council added the vessel to its sanctions list on April 27 after the Mediterranean island of Malta refused to let it dock there. 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.   The Indian-flagged tanker Distya Ameya, which left the eastern Libyan port of Hariga carrying oil they said could not be lawfully sold. The eastern government has set up its own National Oil Corporation (NOC) to act in parallel to the Tripoli-based NOC that is recognised internationally as the only legitimate seller of Libyan oil.

A UN-backed unity government, which arrived in the capital in March, includes figures from across Libya’s divides but has not yet been fully accepted by either of the two loose alliances fighting for power since 2014.

the shipment had been ordered for a company called DSA Consultancy FZC, registered in the United Arab Emirates.    Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman, DSA, despite being three separate emirates, form a continuous urban area

[November 10 2014 Second tanker to load crude at Eastern Libyan Marsa El Hariga ]

A second tanker would dock later on November 23 at the port located in Tobruk to load 600,000 barrels of oil, NOC spokesman Mohammad el-Harari said.

IMO: 9188764
MMSI: 255805270
Gross Tonnage: 22848
Summer DWT: 35407 t
Build: 1999
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[November 10 Tobruk guards block tanker loading ]

A tanker had been waiting for three days to lift oil from Hariga, located in Tobruk, but the guards did not allow it to do so,. The port was only open for fuel imports and the exports of refinery products,   The protesters at Hariga were part of a state security oil force that has gone on strike over pay several times this year.

[July 3 2011 Captain X Kyriakou: last crude out of Tobruk, Libya]

Captain X Kyriakou, Suezmax tanker, MH-flag, was chartered from Athenian Sea Carriers Ltd. by Swiss-based trading house Vitol earlier in July and is now leaving a position off Sarroch, Sardinia on a course of 157° perhaps towards Suez. It had been seen off Marsa El Hariga near Tobruk and Benghazi in eastern Libya, the rebels' stronghold.

The ship can carry up to 1 million barrels but was only partially loaded. The oil was from storage tanks rather than being fresh barrels from oilfields.

The cargo is the second export from the rebels and it may be the last before Libyan production restarts.

Athenian Sea Carriers Ltd.
Minos Kyriakou (b. 1942) established in 1965 Athenian Tankers Inc., with two small tankers he already owned. He initially built his business on the transportation of vegetable oils. In 1976, he established two oil trading corporations, Bacoil International and Athenian Oil Trading Inc., which trade petroleum products worldwide. At the age of 38, Minos became the youngest member of the Lloyd's Register of Shipping Committee in London, which oversees some 60 committees.
In 1999 Minos Kyriakou expanded his activities by establishing Antenna Group, the leading media group in Greece and the Greek-speaking world. In 1997, Kyriakou took over the Panellinios athletics club. The club organizes the Athens Tsiklitiria international meeting; in 1999, Maurice Green ran the 100 m in 9"79 (world record). In 2002, the IAAF decided to include the Athens meeting among the seven meetings of the Super Grand Prix. Kyriakou is also President of the the Hellenic Olympic Committee

Ship Type: Tanker
Year Built: 2003
Length x Breadth: 274 m X 48 m
DeadWeight: 159113 t
Speed recorded (Max / Average): 12.7 / 7.4 knots
Flag: Marshall Is [MH]
Call Sign: V7FD6
IMO: 9269087, MMSI: 538001913

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