Hamburg: A d’Amico tanker has become embroiled in an oil theft probe. Police in Germany have arrested the Celio Di Milano, a 2003-built, 41,000 dwt product tanker. The ship is carrying 24,332 barrels of oil from Ghana’s Saltpond Offshore oil field for charterer General Shipping & Trading Services (GSTS), which local news sources in Ghana claim was obtained illegally.
GSTS denied the charges, its ceo telling local media the claims were “a personal vendetta” from the ceo of the Saltpond Producing Company Limited (SOPCL).
The ship has been at anchor in German waters for close to a month as legal proceedings get underway.