An aframax owned by Varun Shipping has been detained in Singapore by lawyers representing Gurbani & Co. The crude oil tanker Amba Bhargavi was arrested on Friday and currently is moored off Singapore.
For the last three years, the 106,004-DWT tanker has been arrested four times due to the huge debts of its owner.
The details for the last detention have not yet been fully revealed, but the past three arrests were related to unpaid wages. This is the second detention of Amba Bhargavi in 2014. This February, the tanker was detained by the same company over unpaid crew wages.
The previous two arrests were in May 2013 and in March 2012. It was said that Varun Shipping owed nearly $144,000 to Drew Marine for supplies delivered to its vessels. Having its tanker arrested, Varun settled its allegedly ignored bills.
Ambra Bhargavi (IMO number 9299721 and MMSI 566617000) was built in 2006 and is registred in Singapore. The length of the crude oil tanker in 244 m.