UN Security Council removes Libyan oil tanker from blacklist

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday removed from a UN blacklist an Indian-flagged tanker that was recently prevented from shipping oil for the rival eastern Libyan government after Libya's UN mission requested the de-listing.
The tanker Distya Ameya was added to a list of vessels under sanctions last month after the rival eastern government's parallel oil company attempted to use it to ship a cargo of 650,000 barrels of crude. The UN measure requires states to ban the ship from entering any port around the world.
Libyan Ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi told Reuters his mission had submitted an official request this week to the 15-nation council's Libya sanctions committee.
A council diplomat told Reuters that there were no objections to the proposed removal of the ship from the UN blacklist by the 3 p.m. deadline for members to object.
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