The master of an arrested tanker has warned that his distressed ship is in danger of grounding in heavy weather, after it ran out of bunkers and began dragging its anchor off Hazira in the Indian state of Gujarat.

But instead of fuel, Captain Asad bin Sayeed has received legal threats from cargo owner Oleo Energy. The charterer is seeking to compel the 11,479-dwt Sol (built 2007) to discharge its cargo to shore tanks or its captain and crew will be jailed for contempt of court.