A Texas offshore oil producer has secured the arrest of a tanker, claiming it caused hundreds of millions of dollars' damage to an oil platform.

Dallas-based Cox Operating filed a lawsuit against the 159,500-dwt suezmax Atina (built 2015) and Turkey's Ciner, which manages the ship. Also targeted are registered owner Hanzhou 1 and its captain, Onur Hurmuzlu.

The lawsuit, filed on Sunday in the US federal court in New Orleans, alleges their negligence caused $225m-worth of damage to a platform in the Gulf of Mexico.