Marine Industries Group

A subsidiary of Defense Industries Organization (DIO), which is subordinate to the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL)

Status:Top Alert – Entity designated / sanctioned for terror, WMD and human rights violation

Risk Level:99%

May harm your business future. Persons or entities that engage in transactions with this entity will be exposed to sanctions or subject to an enforcement action.

Working with this entity means supporting Iranian Regime, Regime Terrorist Activities & development of WMD

A subsidiary of Defense Industries Organization (DIO), which is subordinate to the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL);

Produces military and civil-use ships;

Provides vessels to the Iranian Navy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy, and the Iranian Police;

Has undertaken a project to design and produce an anti-ship cruise missile, other products reportedly include the Ghadir-class mini submarine, and the Qaem-class submarine. Has conducted research on signature reduction and radiation analysis of vessels;

Affiliates include Shahid Julaei Offshore Industries, Shahid Darvishi Offshore Industries, Shahid Tamjidi Offshore Industries, Shahid Mousavi Offshore Industries, and Offshore Design and Research Center;

Company officials include Mustafa Esbati (director) and Amir Babaei (deputy head);

Marine Industries Group is being designated for engaging in activities that materially contribute to the supply, sale, or transfer, directly or indirectly, to or from Iran, or for the use in or benefit of Iran, of arms or related materiel, including spare parts. Each of these entities manufactures lethal military equipment for Iran’s military, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), a designated foreign terrorist organization that is also designated under our authority targeting Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) proliferators and their supporters. This military equipment, which includes attack boats, missiles, and combat drones, provides a means for the Iranian regime to perpetrate its global terror campaign. MIO, AIO, and IAIO were all previously sanctioned pursuant to the same WMD counterproliferation authority;

Also Known As:
Marine Industries Organization (MIO)
DIO Marine Industries Group
Marine Industries
Offshore Industries Group
Nautical Industries Department
Marine Industries Factory
Naval Industries Group

Involved In:
Nuclear Weapon Program
Missile Weapon Program
Military Weapon Program



– Pasdaran Av., Tehran
– P.O. Box 19585/777, Tehran
– 44 Sharif St., between Hoveyzeh & Korramshahr, North Sohrevardi Ave.
– P.O. Box 19585-348, Tehran

88767093; 88739846



Person of interests:
Mustafa Esbati
Amir Babaei

Reason for the color:
» Imposing Sanctions on Iranian Entities for Activities Related to Conventional Arms Proliferation – January 15, 2021;
» Added on Consolidated List Of Financial Sanctions Targets in the UK;
» Sanctioned (with all successors, sub-units, and subsidiaries) by the United States on February 5, 2013 under the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act; the sanctions apply for two years, and ban the U.S. government from procuring from, contracting with, or providing assistance to the entity;
» Added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on December 21, 2012, freezing its assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems;
» Listed by the European Union on April 24, 2007 as an entity linked to Iran’s proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran’s development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; with some exceptions, European Union member states must freeze all funds and economic resources owned, held or controlled by the entity, and prevent funds or economic resources from being made available to it;