An Arne Blystad-controlled company has arrested an MR2 tanker that was until recently in its own fleet in a previously unpublicised dispute with the financial owner, an affiliate of troubled Croatian shipbuilder Brodotrogir.

The 49,700-dwt Songa Pride (built 2016) was idle off Mexico after a five-year bareboat charter to Songa Product & Chemical III expired in May, but shipowner Trogir Maritime for unknown reasons was unwilling to take redelivery.

Blystad's Songa Shipping has remained in control as technical manager, with no one to hand the ship over to.