Castleton Diverts Europe-Bound Jet Fuel Tanker to Florida

A Castleton-controlled tanker laden with 60,000 tons of jet fuel has diverted to Port Everglades, Fla., midway on its voyage to northwest Europe, from India.

The UACC Falcon was first heading for Le Havre, France, via the Cape of Good Hope, with it AIS signal showing it would arrive around Oct. 20, vessel-tracking data showed.

Now the vessel is scheduled to discharge at Port Everglades in 11 days. It loaded at the West Indian coast port of Sikka on Aug. 31, according to information compiled from brokers and traders.

Castleton regularly ships about two Indian jet fuel cargoes a month from Sikka, most to Europe, according to the OPIS Tanker Tracker. But five of the 12 shipments this year tracked have diverted to either storage in the Caribbean or to the U.S. Atlantic Coast.

This is the first tanker laden with jet fuel seen diverting this year to Port Everglades. There is now a state of emergency ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Matthew in south Florida as a Category 4 storm.

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