A Greek shipowner is looking to preempt a vessel arrest in a dispute with a bunker provider.

Nikomarin Shipping, the registered owner of the 82,600-dwt Nikomarin (built 2007), filed a lawsuit in the US federal court for the Southern District of New York, asking the court to rule Estonia’s Arte Bunkering does not have a lien on the bulker.

The company said Bostomar Ltd had the ship on charter when Bostomar Shipping contracted with Arte to provide fuel that was ultimately delivered by Consort Bunkers.