The 1,700 dwt Togo-flagged bunker tanker Lamar has been seized by the Libya Navy on 14 March over suspected oil smuggling activities, reports Reuters.
“The naval forces seized a Togo-flagged oil tanker in the territorial waters without permissions from the state of Libya. It has the name Lamar,” said naval forces spokesman Ayoub Qassem.
“It was captured [late on Wednesday] about eight miles off Abu Kamash town, near the border with Tunisia,” he said.
The vessel was transporting 950,000 litres of fuel when captured; its eight Greek crew members have been arrested with the case referred to the country’s legal system.
Investigation by Reuters showed the Lamar switching off its transponder on 7 March while in Tunisian waters.
The Lamar is a 1966-built bunker tanker owned by Muraco Management Corporation, accordinfg to a shipping database; the vessel is operatored by Pak Marine & Shipping Services.
Published: 19 March, 2018
‘The JMs have failed to discharge their duties by blindly helping the Banks mount a false case against the Defendant,’ wrote defence lawyers representing former IPP Director Dr Goh Jian Hian in court statement.
Lead prosecutor Andreas Myllerup Laursen aims for a fine and a prison sentence in the so-called Syria case scheduled to commence in Odense, Denmark on 26 October, writes the Danish publication.
In a modern re-telling of the story of David versus Goliath, local bunker barge owners/charterers successfully resisted claims brought in the Singapore courts by Phillips 66 for misdelivery of bunkers.
Bunker barge owners and operators; traders and suppliers; banks, including players in other countries, will have to re-examine respective operations, advises Helmsman Associate Director Jonathan Tan.
Vopak BL was a non-essential document with no contractual force and had no effect as a contract of carriage or as a document of title, states written Judgement issued by Singapore Court of Appeal.
Dwivedi Vivek Kumar ended his tenure as Global Head – Bitumen & Shipping & Regional Head – APAC at GP Global APAC on 10 November 2020 due to internal structuring of the GP Global Group.