Barbadian oil tanker breaking sanctions against Syria – Will Barbados delist the vessel?

Syria’s AFAZ Human Rights Organisation says that a Barbados-registered oil tanker is at this moment carrying Syrian crude oil – and that Syria’s oil earnings are being used to fund attacks on civilians in the ongoing civil war.

Last week Malta delisted a Maltese-flagged vessel that was carrying Syrian crude oil in breach of international sanctions.

Will Barbados delist the Bajan-flagged tanker so that the vessel is unable to pass through the Suez Canal? Lets see if the DLP Stuart Government is able to act quickly enough to make a difference in a situation that is happening right now.

Further Reading

Boliva, Barbados tankers carry Syrian oil for India-Iran firm – AFAZ

Malta delists Iranian tanker breaching Syria sanctions

Nation: World powers ramp up pressure on Syria

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11 responses to “Barbadian oil tanker breaking sanctions against Syria – Will Barbados delist the vessel?

  1. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926 UP TODAY A ND SEE MASSIVE FRAUD ,

    Lets see if the DLP Stuart Government is able to act quickly enough to make a difference in a situation that is happening right now.

    ACT QUICKLY, as fast as MR Raul Garcia case?
    The RAYS in the People House Need more and more money , So now they will do what ever needed to sail the oil out.
    Barbados looking more like Cuba ?

  2. 189

    Does this mean that oil will be less next week? Some one or party have to making money on this move .Nothing is done for free in Barbados ,
    Even with a get out of jail free card , they still keep you,

  3. mason

    the vessel is registered in bim that is all. de oil ain heading here.

  4. yatiniteasy

    Foon will study the situation, set up a committee and subcommittee, and after a few years, read their report….then, he will do nothing!

  5. what will they think of next

    you think you delist just so?

  6. St George's Dragon

    I see there is a Barbados Maritime Ship Registry. They say on their website that:
    “The ship registry team provides a personal 24 hour service to our ship owners and operators; we value our customers and know their opinions are the true benchmark of the service we offer.”
    We should see something happen at any moment then – LOL!

  7. tedd

    the ship is carrying a flag of convenience. i think we all know that.

    the question is whether barbados signed on to the sanctions against syria. if not, the ship is within its rights to go there if i wishes and there is nothing we can do unless we like being sued. we cant sign and make it illegal retrospectively.

  8. Ownership

    So who are the principals of the Ship; lawyers, directors etc with addresses and phone numbers?

  9. Rossini

    The western powers have carved in stone their propensity for dishonesty (to be polite)…there is no need for examples. But in the age of the internet which facilitates Alternative Media, it is disappointing to recognize green card solitations in the stance Caribbean opinionmakers and directors. it’s a story about a Barbados registered ship carrying Syrian oil… so what! Remember the Antigua/US online gambling controversy? Three chairs for the ship’s captain!!!

  10. victor

    “Flags of convenience” all well and good if you want to look like Panama etc. but really who wants the wonderful Barbados involved in all that? Because of all of that Barbados gets involved in what’s going on in parts of the world not relevant. Unless you examine the involvement of Syrians living in Barbados…

  11. A-Fish

    @tedd
    Barbados did vote “Yes” the sanctions against Syria. If you look who voted against the sanction or was abstained from voting, you’ll see Barbados is not on either “No” or “Abstain” list.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/un-syrian-resolution-which-countries-voted-no/2012/02/16/gIQA3VbSIR_blog.html