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Singapore: Bunker tanker “Coastal Mercury” arrested

28 Mar 2019

The Coastal Mercury, a 2,239.7 dwt bunker tanker owned by Heng Tong Fuels & Shipping Pte Ltd, was arrested in Singapore on Tuesday (26 March), according to information from the Sheriff's Department at Supreme Court of Singapore.

The arrested was made at 9.45pm (Singapore time) at Eastern Anchorage G5817A in Singapore port through solicitor Asialegal LLP.

To date, a total of three vessels affiliated with Coastal Oil (Singapore) Pte Ltd have been arrested; besides the above, the remaining two are Atalanta and Babylon. The Coastal Neptune was release at an earlier date.

The arrested vessels are either owned by Coastal Logistics or Heng Tong Fuels & Shipping. 

Both companies are affiliated with troubled Singapore bunker player Coastal Oil (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Simon Millar, Managing Analyst, Platts Ocean Intelligence told Manifold Times.

Coastal Oil (Singapore) on 13 December filed for liquidation as part of a creditors’ voluntary winding up operation.

A complete coverage of the events leading to the current development has been arranged by Singapore bunker publication Manifold Times (in descending date order) below:

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RelatedCoastal Oil Singapore in US $380 million debt to at least 10 banks
RelatedSingapore: Coastal Logistics owned MR tanker "Atalanta" arrested
RelatedHeng Tong Fuels & Shipping, Coastal Logistics tankers enter S&P market
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Published: 28 March, 2019

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