The Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA) says the Liberian Registry is under absolutely no sanctions from the United States.Making a clarification regarding a recent publication alleging that the United States has recently imposed sanctions on several Liberian-registered shipping companies, the LiMA disclosed that the Liberian Registry is proud of the integrity and professionalism of its operations.
LiMA in its rejection to the publication said it was misleading and inaccurate because majority of the entities referred to in the publication were non-shipping corporations sanctioned back in 2013 which were immediately stricken from the Liberia Maritime and Corporate Registry in keeping with standard practice.
The Maritime clarified that the three non-shipping corporations were sanctioned in 2019, and similarly, they were immediately annulled and that the Registry has a world class compliance apparatus devoted to preventing and addressing any and all potential violations of the United Nations and United States sanctions regimes and international standards.
In a press statement, the LiMA expressed that the compliance program remains a reference point by the government of the United States and world security agencies across the globe therefore it is for this reason various national registries throughout Africa, South America and the Pacific have solicited the Registry to consult on implementing similar sanction compliance program.
“The Liberian Registry remains committed to global efforts aimed at combating terrorism financing, narcotics trafficking and compliance with international sanctions policies, while safeguarding interests of our clients. We also remain true to our record of excellence, safety and efficiency that has been The Registry’s hallmark for many decades,” the press statement contained.