Bunker tanker aground, Ukraine UPDATE total loss, illegal activities VIDEO

Bunker tanker DELFI dragged anchor in strong storm at night Nov 21 at outer anchorage of Yuzhniy port, Ukraine, and drifted aground on a coast in Odessa port area. As of early morning Nov 22, tanker was still aground, crew refused evacuation and remained on board. Tanker reportedly, is in ballast.

Nov 23 UPDATE: Tanker seemingly, is a total loss. 3 crew were finally, evacuated against their will – they’ve been afraid to leave the ship without getting wages debts from owner. Tanker reportedly, was engaged in “grey” bunkering schemes in Ukrainian and Danube river waters.

Bunker tanker DELFI, IMO 8866266, dwt 1634, built 1077, flag Moldova, owner?

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Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.