The tanker, which is part of the shadow fleet of the Russian Federation, started moving after the accident
After a two-day downtime due to damage, the Turba tanker started moving towards Singapore.
The tanker Turba (IMO:9144782) with a displacement of 106,547 tons has started moving at a speed of 5 knots in the direction of Singapore, writes Splash 24/7.
It is known that the ship is part of the shadow fleet transporting Russian oil.
Before starting to move again, the tanker was about 300 km west of the province of Aceh (Indonesia) and gave signals that it could not maneuver on its own. The vessel was probably damaged.
During these two days, the tanker was near, but not within the maritime borders of Indonesia.
According to the media, such old tankers as Turba, which is 26 years old, are often part of the shadow fleet, which has more than 600 vessels and carries sanctioned cargo for Iran, Venezuela and Russia.
Often these vessels face problems due to their age and poor maintenance.
Despite the risks associated with the operation of older vessels, sanctions against Russia have led to an increase in their use over the past year.
As previously reported by USM, Russian “shadow” tankers have established a hub for transshipment of oil near the Suez Canal.