Tidewater Middle East Co.

Known As:
Tidewater

Established:
1967

Country:
Iran

Industry:
Port Operator

Address:
No. 80, Tidewater Building, Vozara Street, Next to Saie Park, Tehran, Iran

Website:
www.tidewater.ir

Reason for the color:
Designated by the U.S Department of Treasury on 23.6.2011;
Tidewater is owned by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Mehr Bank, and is used by the IRGC for illicit shipments;
An IRGC-Qods Force weapons shipment seized by Nigeria in late October 2010 was loaded at the Shahid Rajaee container terminal at Bandar Abbas;

Incidents of weapons shipments involving facilities managed by Tidewater Middle East Co. include:
An IRGC-Qods Force weapons shipment seized by Nigeria in late October 2010 was loaded at the Shahid Rajaee container terminal at Bandar Abbas;
A container shipment of arms-related material, which was discovered in October 2009 aboard the German-owned and IRISL-chartered ship, the Hansa India, was loaded at Bandar Abbas;
A container shipment of arms-related material departed Bandar Abbas in January 2009 on the Cypriot-flaged and IRISL-chartered ship, the M/V Monchegorsk, before it was stopped by the U.S. Navy and later seized by Cypriot authorities;

Maersk line, a unit of A.P. Moller-Maersk, stops business at ports managed by Tidewater Middle East;

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