The Turkish-flagged Feyza Genc tanker has escaped from Maltese waters despite being slapped with a warrant of arrest over thousands in unpaid fuel costs. The vessel is currently steaming east of Crete.
The First Hall of the Civil Court issued a warrant of arrest on Friday after Cassar Fuel Ltd reported that it is owed €45,817.80 in fuel costs. Transport Malta was informed about the arrest warrant.
The 90 metre vessel was at the time anchored off Malta’s east coast, in what is known as Bunkering Area 3 but the crew hoisted the anchors and the vessel set sail for Turkey sometime in the past few hours.
The general cargo ship Feya Genc (IMO: 9001124) has overall length of 88.00 m, moulded beam of 12.00 m and maximum draft of 4.00 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 3,490 DWT and the gross tonnage is 1,995 GRT. The general cargo ship was built in 1993 by Celik Tekne Shipyard in Istanbul, Turkey and operated by the Turkish company GNC Shipping.