Libyan CG shelled tanker to stop her, damaged tanks, engine room

Libyan sources reported seizure by Libyan Coast Guard of Comoros-flagged tanker GOEFT, west of Zuwara, western Libya. Tanker allegedly was transporting smuggled oil, and didn’t obey orders to stop. Coast Guard shelled tanker from 30-mm gun, cargo tanks or tank and engine room suffered damages. No other information available at the moment, no news on crew injures or casualties, on possible leak and on present status and location of the tanker. No Comoros-flagged tanker under the name of GOEFT found, most probably it’s tanker GOEAST, belonging to company based in annexed by Russia Crimea. Latest AIS records dated Sep 26, Malta outer anchorage. On a photo tanker under previous name ALGOEAST, she changed owner and was renamed in 2015.

IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this vessel as having an ‘red’ risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 60% (30-Jan-17), compared to the fleet average 34.8%. New risk assessment reports can be purchased via FleetMon.
Red: Poorest performing; Amber: Average value; Green: ‘Good” indicator.

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