Korean bunker companies refuse to bunker Russian freighter
Russian general cargo ship PARTIZAN is stuck in Pohang Korea, with her engine and generators cut off because of lack of fuel. Pohang bunker company or companies refused to bunker the ship, allegedly fearing probable repercussions, because the ship and her owner were blacklisted by the United States Department of the Treasury for illegal trade with North Korea. Master made a sea protest, according to owner, GUDZON Shipping Compnay Vladivostok. Crew left the ship and are accommodated in hotel.
Previous PARTIZAN-related stories:
Feb 26: General cargo ship PARTIZAN suffered explosion in forecastle area, followed by fire, on Feb 25, while en route from Nakhodka Russia to Pohang, Korea, with cargo of scrap, in Japan sea.
Sep 18 2018: Two shipping companies, two personalities and 6 ships, including 1 tanker, were blacklisted by the United States Department of the Treasury.
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