Khazar Sea Shipping Lines

Also Known As: 

Darya-ye Khazar Shipping Company
Khazar Shipping Co.
Daryaye Khazar (Caspian Sea) Co.
Darya-e-khazar shipping Co.

Weapon Program: 

  • Military


- M. Khomeini St., Ghazian, Bandar Anzali, Gilan, Iran
- No. 1, End of Shahid Mostafa Khomeini St., Tohid Square, Bandar Anzali, 1711-324, Iran





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A subsidiary of Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL).

According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, IRISL and its affiliates provide logistical services to Iran's Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL).

Has international office locations in Astrakhan (Russia), Aktau (Kazakhstan), Baku (Azerbaijan), and Turkmenbashi (Turkmenistan); owns and operates general cargo vessels for transport to countries in the Caspian Sea region.

Has been affiliated with the following vessels:

Sarina (IMO 8203608; Flag: Iran)
Sabrina (IMO 8215742; Flag: Iran)
Dorita (IMO 8605234; Flag: Iran)
Kasma (IMO 8721351; Flag: Iran)
Vista (IMO 9010711; Flag: Iran)
Viana (IMO 9010723; Flag: Iran)
Parin (IMO 9076478; Flag: Iran)
Parand (IMO 9118551; Flag: Iran)
Patris (IMO 9137210; Flag: Iran)
Nardis (IMO 9137246; Flag: Iran)
Kados (IMO 9137258; Flag: Iran)
Taradis (IMO 9245304; Flag: Iran)
Parmis (IMO 9245316; Flag: Iran)
Gilda (IMO 9367982; Flag: Iran)
Sania (IMO 9367994; Flag: Iran)
Sarir (IMO 9368003; Flag: Iran)
Somia (IMO 9368015; Flag: Iran).

Jamshid Khalili has served as managing director; members of the board have included Dr. Maleki and Mr. Saeedi; company IMO number: 1551421; established in 1992.


As part of the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Iran, added on November 5, 2018 to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing its assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13599, which targets entities controlled by the Government of Iran and Iranian financial institutions; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the entity or otherwise assisting the entity are subject to U.S. sanctions.

Previously added to the SDN list on September 10, 2008, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems; removed from the SDN list in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Listed by the European Union on July 26, 2010, as an entity owned by IRISL; removed from the E.U. list in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Formerly designated by the Canadian government as an entity contributing to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or to its development of chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons or their delivery systems. 

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

March 6, 2009

Date Last Modified: 

December 10, 2018