The US Treasury Department announced Friday that it had issued a new batch of anti-Venezuelan sanctions, targeting four companies and nine ships.
The sanctions targeted three companies in Liberia — Jennifer Navigation Limited, Large Range Limited and Lima Shipping Corporation — and a fourth firm in Italy, PBS Tankers. Nine ships linked to the four firms were also included in the new designations, the Treasury said.
The Trump administration imposed several rounds of sanctions against Venezuela after US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido illegally declared himself interim president in late January. In addition, after immediately recognising Guaido, Washington seized billions of dollars’ worth of Venezuelan oil assets.