Secret cargo from Syria to Crimea: the saga of Nadalina. Part 2 : Offshore and Smuggling
The first part of our report will reveal the nature of cargo and walk you through other unexpected investigation findings:
Secret cargo from Syria to Crimea: the saga of Nadalina. Part 1
The second part of our report is devoted to the owner of the ship that transported the secret cargo from Syria.
The operator and owner of Nadalina (IMO:8215754) is an offshore company, Bia Shipping Co Ltd. (the Marshall Islands, 2010), headquartered in Constanța (Romania). This company is a part of a family business of Syrian entrepreneurs coming from the outskirts of Tartus. Bia Shipping Co. is an official partner of Johar Shipping srl. registered in Constanța (Romania) and controlled by the a Syrian family. Its owner is Hassan Johar, born in 1981. The members of Johar’s family live in Syria, Romania and the UK.
Despite the fact that Johar is not the official owner of Bia Shipping Co Ltd, he actually controls the company and is entitled to sign for it. Three key positions at the company are occupied by Adnan Hassan (Managing Director), Johar Hassan (Head of Operational Department) and Ferhad Hassan (Ship Chandler).
The social network analysis shows that Nadalina is supervised by Samir Fahel. Its pictures take up a significant portion of his posts on Facebook. Nadalina has been apparently named after his granddaughter, Nadalina Fahel (the company ships are mostly named after the daughters of a family member).
On October 18 Samir published the pictures of Nadalina in the dock of Navodari port (Romania), where the vessel was repaired. Besides, the pictures of the vessel were often posted on the account of Samir’s son, Amin. Nadalina is maintained by RUAD Marine Service, where the members of Fahel family work under the guidance of Rami Mustafa.
See more : https://informnapalm.org/en/secret-cargo-syria-crimea-saga-nadalina-part-2/
Part 1 already posted : https://yallasouriya.wordpress.com/2016/11/06/secret-cargo-from-syria-to-crimea-the-saga-of-nadalina-part-1-via-informnappalm/