World fuel services arrests vessel over unpaid bunkers
World Fuel Services Corporation (WFS) [NYSE:INT] successfully arrested a
vessel in Norfolk, Virginia on April 1 over an unpaid bunker bill amounting
to $713,355.31, court documents filed in the Eastern District of Virginia
have shown. In the court documents, WFS said that on or around October 29,
2012 it supplied just over 1,099 metric tonnes (mt) of fuel oil and 20 mt
of marine gas oil to the 93,663 deadweight tonne (dwt) bulk carrier Hebei
Shijiazhuang in the U.A.E. port of Khor Fakkan. The 2011 built vessel is
owned by Hebei Price Shipping Company Limited (HPSCO) and managed by Hebei
Ocean Shipping Company Limited (HOSCO), both of which are based in mainland
China, and it is believed the vessel had been under charter to Tramp
Maritime Enterprises Ltd. (Tramp Maritime) at the time. The vessel was
released from arrest on April 11.
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