YM Jupiter: Vships tanker boarded by NATO

NATO borded chemtanker YM Jupiter, Maltese flag, on the high seas May 20 bound for Tripoli.

"NATO naval forces can deny access to vessels entering or leaving Libyan ports if there is reliable information to suggest that the vessel or its cargo will be used to support attacks or threats on civilians, either directly or indirectly," saying it believed the fuel would be used for military purposes. He would not confirm reports that the 148-metre-long tanker, which flies under the Maltese flag, was carrying 12.750 tonnes of fuel.

Ym Jupiter Last updated: May 12, 2011
Ex-name(s): YM ZEYCAN ANA IMO number: 9291597
Flag: Malta Call sign: 9HTF8
Port of Registry: VALLETTA Summer DWT: 15995.5 MT
Type of vessel: Chemical Built: Jan 18, 2007
Type of hull: Double Hull Owner: YM Mercury Tankers Ltd
Class Society: Bureau Veritas Operator: V.Ships UK Limited

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