Chinese Aframax with Russian crude detained in Spain, fine imposed

Chinese Aframax tanker LINDA I with cargo of Russian crude interrupted her voyage and called Algeciras, Gibraltar, on Oct 27, to get some spare parts, outside Algeciras OPL. The ship was detained by maritime authorities after it was found out, that tanker encountered mechanical problems while approaching Algeciras, went NUC and was drifting for some time, without proper notifying authorities. Tanker was duly warned about her drift and subsequent threat to navigation, but didn’t respond. Authorities ordered tanker to be towed to Algeciras Anchorage. Later inspectors found on board other deficiencies, including exceeded bunker fuel sulfur limit. Tanker was imposed 80,000 EU deposit, to be paid before she’s granted leave. Tanker left Algeciras early Nov 3, she’s en route from Primorsk Russia to Turkey.