Greek operator Eurotankers’ 160,000-dwt tanker Eurohope (built 1999) was arrested in Singapore on Monday by a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based oil trader, which claims to have suffered damages because a fixture it lined up to carry a load of crude from rebel-held eastern Libya was cancelled.

DSA Consultancy FZC, a little-known company registered in the Sharjah Freezone, is seeking to recover $400,000 it claims Eurotankers’ refusal to load its cargo caused it to suffer in damages.