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Turkish Suezmax tanker detained, sued for $225 mil after contacting platform, USA

Turkish Suezmax tanker detained, sued for $225 mil after contacting platform, USA
Offshore drilling company Cox Operating LLC, USA, sued Turkish manager of a Suezmax tanker ATINA for an alleged contact with COX’s oil platform, which took place on Oct 17.

COX is claiming $225 mil compensation for serious damages sustained by platform, and for operational losses, because platform is inoperative after the accident, personnel being evacuated.

According to ATINA track, contact occurred early in the morning Oct 17, shortly after tanker passed East Pilot Station, Mississippi Delta, and was anchored in Gulf of Mexico.

Reportedly, she drifted while at anchor, or in process of dropping anchor, and contacted platform corner.

Read our Turkish page: : https://www.denizhaber.net/abdli-sirket-turk-gemi-sahibine-225-milyon-dolarlik-dava-acti-haber-97919.htm

She was brought to anchor near contact site, was moved to Galveston Anchorage during Oct 22-23, and remained there at anchor, understood in detention after Court’s rule.

Tanker left Houma Mississippi on Oct 16.

AIS Name   ATINA

Type   Oil tanker 

Flag   Malta 

 IMO   9593000

MMSI   229853000

Year Built   2015

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