A recent press release issued by Middelfart-based international bunker trading firm Dan-Bunkering stating it has not violated European Union (EU) sanctions against the Syrian war is flawed, points out Danish media DR.
Dan-Bunkering, in the statement, said it checks the Bunker Delivery Receipt (BDR) during fuel transfer operations, as part of compliance practices, for information of receiving vessels heading towards sanctioned ports.
“None of the BDR documents related to the ships mentioned by DR stated ports in Syria as their destinations,” it said.
However, BDRs used during fuel transfer operations do not show the destination of the receiving vessel, Martin John, Director, Ship Survey, Certification and Manning, at Danish Maritime Authority told DR on Friday (3 May).
“There is no requirement for information about the oil's destination, precisely because it is a note that documents oil for use for its own propulsion,” he said.
Danish news agency DR on 28 April reported Middelfart-based international bunker trading firm Dan-Bunkering allegedly being involved in delivering jet fuel to Russian fighter aircraft during the Syria war.
In summary, DR claimed Dan-Bunkering delivered jet fuel to Syria from January 2016 to May 2017; a minimum of DKK 104 million (US $1.5. million) was transacted through at least six deliveries totalling 30,000 metric tonnes (mt).
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Published: 6 May, 2019
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