By MarEx 2015-07-28 13:18:57
Turkish cargo ship Feyza Genc fled after being served an arrest warrant by Maltese authorities. Cassar Fuel Limited is claiming damages of 45,818 EUR ($49,715) for unpaid fuel invoices over a year ago. According to reports, the vessel was detained by the coast guard and ordered to remain in Bunking Area 3—which is nine miles off the Maltese coast—until court proceedings commenced. Overnight, the M/V Feyza Genc fled and was last seen near the Greek island of Karpathos. The Maltese court will begin investigations shortly and charge the operators for violating the country’s laws.
The Feyza Genc entered Malta last week and the warrant was issued by the Civil Court of Malta on July 24. The ship was built in Istanbul in 1993 and is owned and operated by the Turkish company GNC Shipping.
GNC Shipping denies any wrongdoing calling the arrest “totally malicious” in a statement.