Hong Kong-based Global Commodities Consultants on Wednesday became the latest company to deny it sold a cargo of oil to North Korea, as the chain of companies linked to a seized vessel lengthens.
總部位於香港的Global Commodities Consultants周三成為最新一家否認曾向朝鮮出售一批油料的公司。目前，與一艘被扣船舶有牽扯的公司名單越來越長。
Global Commodities Consultants confirmed in a statement it had bought the cargo of oil from Trafigura but said it had 「on-sold」 it to another company, which it said it believed was based in Taiwan.
Global Commodities Consultants公司在一份聲明中證實，其曾從大宗商品交易商托克(Trafigura)買下這批油料，但表示已將其「轉售」給另一家公司，當時相信後者是一家總部位於台灣的公司。
South Korea last week seized a Hong Kong-based vessel, the Lighthouse Winmore, following accusations it had broken UN sanctions by secretly transferring 600 tonnes of refined petroleum to a North Korean ship in international waters in October. US President Donald Trump has threatened trade action against China for allowing fuel supplies to reach Pyongyang despite sanctions over its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes.
韓國上周扣押了在香港註冊的「Lighthouse Winmore號」油輪，此前該船被指在去年10月違反聯合國制裁，在國際海域秘密向一艘朝鮮船舶轉運600噸成品油。美國總統唐納德•特朗普(Donald Trump)威脅要對中國採取貿易行動，稱中國允許平壤方面繼續獲得燃料供應，儘管聯合國針對朝鮮的核武器和彈道導彈計劃實施了制裁。
The Lighthouse Winmore tanker was chartered by a Taiwanese company incorporated in the Marshall Islands and the 「consignor」 was Trafigura, South Korea』s Foreign Ministry spokesman said Tuesday.
Trafigura said in a statement Tuesday that the Lighthouse Winmore was 「neither owned nor has it been chartered by Trafigura.」 The Geneva-based company said it had sold the oil to Global Commodities Consultants, which had stated the destination as Taiwan.
托克周二在一份聲明中表示，「Lighthouse Winmore號」油輪「不是由托克擁有或租用的」。這家總部位於日內瓦的公司表示，它已將涉案油料賣給Global Commodities Consultants公司，而後者曾聲明這批貨的目的地是台灣。
Global Commodities Consultants said on Wednesday that after buying the cargo from Trafigura it sold it to another company for delivery from South Korea to Taiwan.
Global Commodities Consultants公司周三表示，在從托克購買這批油料後，已將其出售給另一家公司，以便從韓國運往台灣。
「Our sales contract prohibits the on-sale of cargo in breach of sanctions. Global Commodities Consultants has no knowledge of and is not involved in the on-sale of the cargo,」 the company said.
「我們的銷售合同禁止轉售違反制裁的貨物。Global Commodities Consultants公司不知道，也沒有參與相關貨物的轉售，」該公司稱。