Greek tanker company Eletson Corp has seen China's CSIC Leasing arrest three of its ships in Singapore and the Bahamas — compounding the problems it has with vessels it refinanced in Chinese leasing deals about three years ago.

Documentation filed with the Singapore High Court shows the leasing arm of China Shipbuilding Industry Corp securing the arrest of the 69,400-dwt Strofades (built 2006).

Court papers also show that CSIC Leasing has arrested another pair of Eletson ships — the 69,700-dwt Antikeros (built 2004) and 69,500-dwt Dhonoussa (built 2005) — that vessel trackers show anchored in the Bahamas.