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Shipowners pay large sums following OW Bunker collapse

Carriers have, in 13 concrete cases, paid USD 12 million to accounts in the US out of fears that their ships could be detained following the bankruptcy of OW Bunker.

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Carriers have paid millions of dollars to US bank accounts in efforts to avoid having their ships detained due to missing payments for bunker fuel following the collapse of OW Bunker, reports news agency Reuters on Wednesday.

3 specific cases involving bunker bills where carriers have paid USD 12 million have been filed at a court in New York.

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