In light of the last events that saw the vessel being linked to the oil spill that hit the Brazilian coasts, the Sanibel Shiptrade Ltd along with registered owners of the tanker "Voyager I" released a media statement in which reported that: "The Republic of the Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator confirms that the Pole Star Long Range Identification and Tracking data shows the vessel VOYAGER 1 (IMO 9233789) in the vicinity of Vladinar Terminal, India between 20 June and 21 August 2019.”
Denying any possible attachment, Sanibel Shiptrade is making its efforts to defense the accusations of the oil spillage's involvement, which until now has harmed more than 100 beaches, counting some of the country’s most popular, with the main suspects still remain unknown.
We will be working with the Brazilian authorities to swiftly refute the false allegations which have been made based on incomplete evidence.
...said the Sanibel Shiptrade Ltd.
Additionally, Sanibel Shiptrade from its side has strong proofs that the tanker was at the Vadinar Oil Terminal in Gujarat, India from 20 June 2019 until departing 21 August 2019 bound for Fujairah, UAE. Part of their evidence were the local agents, the visual satellite imagery and the port documentations which all of them confirmed the vessel's location.
Several days ago, the Brazilian navy has made theories that a greek-flagged vessel was responsible for the environmental pollution, but there were no intense evidences to prove something like that. However, Brazil investigators continued their research and put in the spotlight another five vessels from different countries, but haven't come to a conclusion yet.
In the meantime, LAPIS director Prof. Humberto Barbosa brought to the Brazilian Federal Senate, satellite images which suggested that the Marshall Islands-flagged tanker "Voyager I" managed by the Greek company Sanibel Shiptrade, may be the cause of this unpleasant damage.
In light of the situation, LAPIS reported that between July 19 and 24, 111 ships passed through the seas near the eastern tip of Brazil, as on 19th of July when the oil slick presented, the "Voyager I" was located over 11,000km away.