Ship-to-ship transfer: UAE bans two vessels from entering its waters 

Ship-to-ship transfer: UAE bans two vessels from entering its waters 

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The Federal Transport Authority (FTA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned two tankers from entering its waters on the grounds of illegal ship-to-ship oil transfer operations.

The vessels in question are the 1979-built clean product tanker Najdiah and the 2008-built Lady Sara, managed by Global Tankers and represented by Prime Tankers.

According to FTA, the ships carried out illegal ship to ship oil transfer operations in the exclusive economic zone of UAE.

After conducting its investigations, the authority imposed a fine over the two vessels and banned them from entering UAE waters. 

The FTA also warned the companies involved against repeating the actions in order to avoid being banned from operations in the UAE.  

 

 

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