Aframax reported arrested

Oct 25 2013

Singapore-based Varada One''s Aframax, ‘Varada Lalima’, was arrested last week at Malaysia''s Sungai Udang port, a company official and shipping sources said Tuesday.

"It is still under arrest. It has been arrested by V Ships," a Varada One official said to Platts. "We don't expect this situation to last long. [We expect the ship to get released] before the end of this month."

The 107,176 dwt, 1997-built Singapore-flagged ‘Varada Lalima’, was arrested early last week after discharging a crude cargo for Malaysia's state-owned Petronas.

Officials at V Ships Asia, the tanker’s technical manager could not be reached for comment and reasons for the arrest remain unclear, Platts said.

"She is at the anchorage currently. The vessel had arrived on 4th October with a cargo belonging to Petronas," an official at KD Maritime, who are the agents for the vessel at the Sungai Udang port, told Platts over the phone.

The vessel was allowed to discharge the cargo and then it was asked to return to the anchorage, the KD Maritime official said.

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