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 Brasschaat  (Bulk Carrier)
3 min ago by arnekiel

Apostleship of the Sea supports ‘ghost ship’ crew following death of crew member
Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has provided moral and practical support to a group of Ukrainian crew following their colleague’s death. Last Thursday, a 29 year-old crew member from the bulk carrier Brasschaat fell to his death while working on board his ship, which has been lying at anchor off Tyne port since June after the ship owner filed for bankruptcy. www.hellenicshipp...

 Hanjin Scarlet  (Container Ship)
5 min ago by arnekiel

Hanjin Scarlet is on its way to Vancouver
After 55 days, the Hanjin Scarlet container ship is finally leaving Prince Rupert’s harbour. The vessel is bound for Vancouver for Centerm, a DP World terminal, after a B.C. coast pilot was flown in this morning and boarded the vessel at 11 a.m. The ship had been seized since Sept. 14 and was held in the outer harbour while DP World took to the Hanjin Shipping Company to federal court to pay for unpaid bills. The original destination of the Hanjin Scarlet from Prince Rupert is Seattle, but the ship remains under arrest and it has been given permission to move to Vancouver. “The matter is still in federal court,” confirmed Michael Gurney, the manager of corporate communications for the port. The Hanjin Shipping Company filed for receivership on Aug. 31 after its creditors decided not to extend any more financial support. The cargo destined for Prince Rupert was arranged to be unloaded but the vessel still contains cargo for its other destinations. The next scheduled ports of call were Seattle, Vancouver and back to Tokyo. www.thenorthernvi...

 Luta  (Offshore Vessel > Supply Vessel)
6 min ago by arnekiel

Marshals seize M/V Luta
he U.S. Marshals Service seized yesterday afternoon the controversial cargo ship M/V Luta after Japanese investor Takahisa Yamamoto filed a lawsuit in federal court against Lt. Gov. Victor Hocog and some owners of the ship for allegedly refusing to pay back the $3.4 million he put up for the vessel. Three deputy marshals, accompanied by Yamamoto counsel George Lloyd Hasselback, boarded a small boat to serve the arrest order on a crewman of M/V Luta, which was anchored in the channel near Smiling Cove Marina and Port of Saipan. After Yamamoto filed the lawsuit yesterday, U.S. District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona directed the U.S. Marshals Service to “arrest” the 146.5-by-38-foot 237 gross ton M/V Luta. Manglona also commanded the U.S. Marshal Service to “arrest” the ship’s engines, furniture, tackle, appurtenances, and other necessaries. Aside from Hocog, Yamamoto is also suing M/V Luta, Luta Mermaid LLC, Abelina T. Mendiola, Deron T. Mendiola, Fidel S. Mendiola III, Fidel Mendiola Jr., and Robert Toelkes. www.saipantribune...

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