Three Greek tanker arrested due to debts: Liquid Succes, Liquid Fortune and Liquid Silver
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has recently had three vessels controlled by Elmira Tankers Management (Elmira) of Greece arrested, while bunker suppliers are also seeking payments against at least one of the ships.
Tanker Liquid Success was arrested last week in Durban, South Africa after RBS placed an $8 million claim against it in July.
Bunker suppliers including World Fuel Services (WFS), Brilliant Maritime Services, KPI Bridge Oil, and Bunker Monaco, had also filed claims against the vessel totalling around $850,000.
In addition, the vessel faced $70 million in associated claims, based on debts owed by other ships with the same owner. Liquid Success is now on course to be auctioned on September 9.
Meanwhile, RBS also arrested the 11,750 dwt Liquid Fortune, owned by Elmira-controlled Marigold MAI Enterprises, in Singapore on Tuesday.
The bank placed a $14.5 million claim on the ship, citing the company's default on mortgage payments.
Earlier this month, RBS had Liquid Silver, arrested in Singapore on a $12.26 million claim for defaulted mortgage payments.