Libyan CG shelled tanker to stop her, damaged tanks, engine room

Libyan sources reported seizure by Libyan Coast Guard of Comoros-flagged tanker GOEFT, west of Zuwara, western Libya. Tanker allegedly was transporting smuggled oil, and didn’t obey orders to stop. Coast Guard shelled tanker from 30-mm gun, cargo tanks or tank and engine room suffered damages. No other information available at the moment, no news on crew injures or casualties, on possible leak and on present status and location of the tanker. No Comoros-flagged tanker under the name of GOEFT found, most probably it’s tanker GOEAST, belonging to company based in annexed by Russia Crimea. Latest AIS records dated Sep 26, Malta outer anchorage. On a photo tanker under previous name ALGOEAST, she changed owner and was renamed in 2015.
Product tanker GOEAST, IMO 7526924, dwt 9657, built 1977, flag Comoros, manager UVAS-TRANS LTD, Kerch, Crimea.

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Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.