Disabled Aframax tanker in Indian ocean UPDATE Nov 25 still adrift

Nov 25 UPDATE: Tanker is still adrift with no tugs or other ships in the area, AIS is off.

Nov 23 UPDATE: Tanker was towed off Nicobar islands further tp Bay of Bengal by Indian Coast Guard ship. According to Indian CG, operator of tanker didn’t provide tug for emergency towage and avoids contacts. Understood the crew are on board, though at one moment tanker was reported as abandoned, so it’s not yet clear whether crew or part of crew are on board, or were evacuated. Tanker is in ballast.

Nov 22 UPDATE: Ship’s AIS on since 0400 UTC Nov 22, tanker is adrift with no tugs in sight, still no information on what happened and where’s the crew.

Nov 21 UPDATE: Tanker reportedly is abandoned, no news so far on crew’s fate and situation in general. AIS remains off. Indian CG ship is nearby, dead in water.
Nov 20 news: Crude oil tanker ANASTASIA I reported disabled and adrift after power failure between Nicobar islands and Banda Aceh Sumatra on Nov 20, ship’s last AIS dated around 0200 UTC Nov 19. Tanker en route from Singapore to Dubai, probably in ballast.
Crude oil tanker ANASTASIA I, IMO 9200964, dwt 105278, built 1999, flag Panama, manager SUTLEJ SHIPPING LINE PVT LTD, India (EQUASIS).



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