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Saturday, 14 January 2012

Tanker en route to Alang runs out of fuel

Mt Global Star was forced to anchor off the southern British coast near Weymouth after running
out of fuel on 11/1/2012 en route to Alang. The tanker has 14 Russian crew onboard. It got as
far as Portland before running out of fuel and crawled into Weymouth..

It was believed initially the captain was unable to pay for fuel and the ship had docked whilst awaiting
for funds to arrive, the money for the fuel eventually arrived and the tanker went into bunkering
anchorage at Portland.

A Maritime Coastguard Agency surveyor went aboard before refuelling to carry out a statutory inspection.
The tanker was expected to leave after refuelling was completed.

Vessel tracker

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