Tanker dragged anchor, drifted dangerously close to shore, Malta

Product tanker CHEM P in rough weather dragged anchor and drifted close to northeast coast of Malta on Mar 19, 2 tugs are responding, trying to stop the drift and prevent ship’s grounding. Judging from photo, tanker is in load, she arrived at Malta outer anchorage on Mar 4 from Algeciras Spain. According to EQUASIS, she’s to be broken up, maybe she’s in her last voyage.
Product tanker CHEM P, IMO 6806444, dwt 35489, built 1968, flag S-Kitts, manager RV INTERNATIONAL DMCC (since 2021 – EQUASIS).



My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.