A Turkish-flagged, Turkish-owned small products tanker has been turned away from a Norwegian port because of its former Russian connections.

Shipowner Yavuz Kalkavan of the Besiktas Group does not understand why.

The 4,600-dwt Dumankaya (built 2007, ex RN Magellan) was de-registered from the Russian flag in May of last year, he told TradeWinds, and has traded normally in European short-sea trades ever since March of this year, following a prolonged drydocking.