The US Department of the Treasury announced Tuesday the inclusion in the list of so-called Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of vessels and transport entities of chemical and petroleum products linked to Venezuela.
“The United States continues to take strong measures against Maduro’s illegitimate former regime and the evil foreign actors who support him. Maduro’s Cuban benefactors provide a lifeline to the regime and provide its repressive security and intelligence apparatus”, said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin.
He also said that “Venezuela’s oil belongs to the Venezuelan people and should not be used as a negotiation tool to prop up dictators and prolong the usurpation of Venezuelan democracy.”
Similarly, four oil tankers were added to the list. The United States continues to take strong measures against the illegitimate regime of Nicolás Maduro, not only to isolate corrupt companies from Venezuela, but also to attack Maduro’s supporters in Havana who continue to allow the oppression of the people of Venezuela by the Maduro regime, and fight corruption in Venezuela.
Sanctioned companies and tankers
– Department of the Treasury sanctions companies of maritime oil transport of Panama and Cyprus linked to Venezuela. They are:
BLUELANE OVERSEAS SA, Panama City, Panama
CAROIL TRANSPORT MARINE LTD (a.k.a. CAROIL TRANSPORT MARINE LIMITED), Arch Makariou III Avenue 284, Fortuna Court, Block B, 2nd Floor, Limassol, Cyprus
TOVASE DEVELOPMENT CORP, Panama City, Panama
TROCANA WORLD INC., Panama City, Panama
Similarly, the following freighters were included as sanctions:
– CARLOTA Tanker of chemical products – Panama
– GIRALT, Petroleum Tanker- Panama
– PETION, Products Tanker – Panama
– SANDINO, Tanker of chemical products – Panama