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Canada Court orders seizure of oil tanker carrying crude from Iraqi Kurdistan on request from Iraq

 


 

CALGARY, Alberta
Petroleumworld 07 05
2017

The Federal Court of Canada has ordered the seizure of a 721,915-barrel cargo of crude from Kurdistan aboard the "Neverland" oil tanker on the request of the Iraq Oil Ministry, court documents show.

The Iraq Oil Ministry has also filed a claim against commodity trading house Vitol S.A. and subsidiaries including Mansel Ltd, the charterer of the ship, and affiliate Finaval Spa di Navigazione, the owner of the ship, for $32.5 million.

Iraq claims the cargo was unlawfully misappropriated by the Kurdistan Regional Government and sold to Vitol to be loaded onto the "Neverland."


Reporting by Nia Williams; Editing by Lisa Shumaker from Reuters.

reuters
.com
07 04 2017

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