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Seadrill Ltd. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

February 10, 2021 - Chapter 11 petitions by companies in Angola, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Hungary, Liberia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States, specifically Seadrill Limited, Seadrill Limited, Asia Offshore Drilling Limited, Asia Offshore Rig 1 Limited, Asia Offshore Rig 2 Limited, Asia Offshore Rig 3 Limited, Eastern Drilling AS, North Atlantic Alpha Ltd., North Atlantic Elara Ltd., North Atlantic Epsilon Ltd., North Atlantic Linus Charterer Ltd., North Atlantic Navigator Ltd., North Atlantic Phoenix Ltd., North Atlantic Venture Ltd., Scorpion Courageous Ltd., Scorpion Deepwater B.V., Scorpion Deepwater Ltd., Scorpion Drilling Ltd., Scorpion Freedom Ltd., Scorpion International Ltd., Scorpion Nederlandse B.V., Scorpion Offshore Inc., Scorpion Resolute Ltd., Scorpion Rigs Ltd., Scorpion Servicos Offshore Ltda, Scorpion USA Expats, Inc., Scorpion Vigilant Ltd., SDS Drilling Ltd., Sea Dragon de Mexico S de R.L. de CV, Seadrill Abu Dhabi Operations Limited, Seadrill Americas, Inc., Seadrill Angola LDA, Seadrill Ariel Ltd., Seadrill Australia Pte Ltd., Seadrill Brunei Ltd., Seadrill Callisto Ltd., Seadrill Carina Ltd., Seadrill Castor Ltd., Seadrill Castor Pte Ltd., Seadrill Common Holdings Ltd., Seadrill Cressida Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Charterer Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Contracting Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Crewing Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Holdings Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Units Pte Ltd., Seadrill Dione Ltd., Seadrill Eclipse Ltd., Seadrill Eminence Ltd., Seadrill Equatorial Guinea Ltd., Seadrill Europe Management AS, Seadrill Far East Limited, Seadrill Freedom Ltd., Seadrill GCC Operations Ltd., Seadrill Gemini Ltd., Seadrill Global Services Ltd., Seadrill Gulf Operations Neptune LLC, Seadrill Holdings Singapore Pte Ltd., Seadrill Hyperion Ltd., Seadrill Indonesia Ltd., Seadrill Insurance Ltd., Seadrill International Resourcing DMCC, Seadrill Investment Holding Company Limited, Seadrill Jack Up Holding Ltd., Seadrill Jack Up I B.V., Seadrill Jack Up II B.V., Seadrill Jack-Ups Contracting Ltd., Seadrill Jupiter Ltd., Seadrill Labuan Ltd., Seadrill Management (S) Pte Ltd., Seadrill Management AME Ltd., Seadrill Management Ltd., Seadrill Mimas Ltd., Seadrill Mira Hungary Kft., Seadrill Mira Ltd., Seadrill Neptune Hungary Kft., Seadrill Newfoundland Operations Ltd., Seadrill Nigeria Operations Limited, Seadrill North Atlantic Holdings Limited, Seadrill North Sea Crewing Ltd., Seadrill Norway Crew AS, Seadrill Norway Operations Ltd., Seadrill Offshore AS, Seadrill Offshore Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Seadrill Offshore Nigeria Limited, Seadrill Operations de Mexico S de R.L. de CV, Seadrill Orion Ltd., Seadrill Pegasus (S) Pte Ltd., Seadrill Prospero Ltd., Seadrill Proteus Ltd., Seadrill Rhea Ltd., Seadrill Rig Holding Company Limited, Seadrill Saturn Ltd., Seadrill Saudi I B.V., Seadrill Saudi II B.V., Seadrill Servicos de Petroleos Ltda., Seadrill Sevan Holdings Limited, Seadrill Telesto Ltd., Seadrill Tellus Ltd., Seadrill Tethys Ltd., Seadrill Titan Ltd., Seadrill Titania Sarl, Seadrill Treasury UK Limited, Seadrill Triton Ltd., Seadrill Tucana Ltd., Seadrill UK Ltd., Seadrill UK Operations Ltd., Seadrill UK Support Services Ltd., Seadrill Umbriel Ltd., Sevan Brasil Ltd., Sevan Developer Ltd., Sevan Driller Ltd., Sevan Drilling Limited, Sevan Drilling North America LLC, Sevan Drilling Pte Ltd., Sevan Drilling Rig II AS, Sevan Drilling Rig II Pte Ltd., Sevan Drilling Rig IX Pte Ltd., Sevan Drilling Rig V Pte Ltd., Sevan Louisiana Hungary Kft., and Sevan Marine Servicos de Perfuracao Ltda at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. v. M/V E.R. Tianping: Discovery Application

January 19, 2021 - Application by Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd., of Israel, to take discovery from representatives of M/V E.R. Tianping, described as "a Liberian-flagged containership", for use in legal proceedings in Israel, London, and New York, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Pacific Drilling LLC et al: Chapter 11 Petition

October 30, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by Pacific Drilling LLC, Pacific Drilling Operations Inc., Pacific Drilling Inc., and Pacific Drilling Company Limited, all of Houston, Texas; Pacific Drilling SA, Pacific Drilling Finance S.À.R.L., Pacific Sharav S.À.R.L., and Pacific Drillship S.À.R.L., all of Luxembourg; Pacific Drilling Limited, Pacific Scirocco Ltd., Pacific Mistral Ltd., and Pacific Bora Ltd., all of Liberia; Pacific Drilling Operations Limited, Pacific Drilling V Limited, Pacific Drilling VII Limited, Pacific Drillship Nigeria Limited, and Pacific Santa Ana Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Pacific Sharav Korlátolt Felelosségu Társaság, of Hungary, and Pacific Drilling Holding (Gibraltar) Limited, of Gibraltar, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

City of Riviera Beach General Employees Retirement System v. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

October 07, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in City of Riviera Beach General Employees Retirement System v. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., described as a Liberia-domiciled company based in Miami whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; Richard Fain, Jason Liberty, and Michael Bayley at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Speedcast Cyprus Ltd. v. M/V Contship Air et al: Complaint

August 20, 2020 - Complaint in Speedcast Cyprus Ltd., of Cyprus v. M/V Contship Air, of Liberia, formerly M/V Vega Luna; Verona Shiptrading Inc., of Liberia, and Contships Management Inc., of Greece, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

FS Algarrobo Ltd. et al v. Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.: Complaint

August 04, 2020 - Complaint in FS Algarrobo Limited, FS Andes Limited, FS Andino Limited, FS Africa Limited, and FS Austral Limited, all of Liberia v. Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd., of Cyprus, as Defendant, and Bacardi Corporation, E D and F Man Liquid Products LLC, ExxonMobil Oil Corporation, Freepoint Commodities LLC, Inchcape Shipping Services, Inc., Linblad Expeditions, LLC, Marathon Petroleum Supply LLC, Navig8 Product Tankers LLC, Novum Energy Trading Inc., NYK Line (North America) Inc., Shell Trading Services Company, Wilhelmsen Ship Management (USA) Inc., Wilhelmsen Ships Service, Inc., Trafigura Trading LLC, UPT United Product Tankers (Americas) LLC, and Valero Marketing and Supply Company, as Garnishees, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Gemak Gemi Insaat Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S. v. Angol Ltd. et al: Complaint

May 26, 2020 - Complaint in Gemak Gemi Insaat Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S., of Turkey v. Angol Limited, as owner of the M/V Angol, and FS Andes Ltd., both of Liberia, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Benjamin Steinmetz v. Vale SA et al: Discovery Application

May 21, 2020 - Application by Benjamin Steinmetz, of Israel, described as an "adviser" to BSG Resources Limited, "a Guernsey-based international mining and natural resources company", to take discovery from Vale SA, described as a Brazil company that is "one of the largest mining companies in the world"; Vale Americas Inc., Rio Tinto Plc, and Rio Tinto Limited for use in legal proceedings in the United Kingdom involving Vale S.A., of Brazil; Vale Holdings B.V., of the Netherlands, and Vale International S.A., of Switzerland, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Petroleum Tanker Nautic: Forfeiture Complaint

May 01, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding "the unlawful use of the U.S. financial system to support and finance Iran's transport and sale of oil products to benefit sanctioned Iranian entities" in USA v. $12,3 million fo funds "associated with petroleum tanker Nautic", a.k.a. Gulf Sky, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Amir Abdolaziz Dianat et al: Arrest Warrant Affidavit

April 30, 2020 - Affidavit in support of application for arrest warrant alleging "knowingly and willfully conspiring with each other and persons in Iran to use the U.S. financial system to procure a petroleum tanker named Nautic, and later renamed to the Gulf Sky, in violation of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations" in USA v. Amir Abdolaziz Dianat, a.k.a. Ameer Abdulaazeez Jaafar, and Kamran Ali Lajmiry, a.k.a. Kamran Ali Lajmiri, at the U. S. District Curt for the District of Columbia.

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