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
Firm hopes to leverage partnership in Greece as a springboard to expand into neighbouring and overseas markets including Europe and China, says Robin Van Elderen, Regional Head Bunkers, Europe, Sing Fuels.
Singapore can help less developed countries in SouthEast Asia through ‘piloting and scaling fuels and technology as well as a leading hub for green finance’, said DNV Group President and CEO Remi Eriksen.
Octamar™ Ultra HF, Octamar™ Complete, and Octamar™ F35C were found to have improved the fuel economy while reducing exhaust gas and other emissions of marine engines in a series of trials, states report.
Disposal of evidence has resulted in Singapore not being able to provide full details to the United Nationals Panel of Experts which sought information regarding the case, says Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
‘We are proud to be amongst the first to show the successful steps taken by Singapore’s bunkering ecosystem to remain forward thinking and relevant,’ Choong Sheen Mao, Director of EMF, tells Manifold Times.
‘With the launch of a common data infrastructure, Kenoil aims to continue achieving an end to end visibility and transparency on the bunker data supply chain,’ states Kenoil Managing Director.