The 'ORestina' which has been stationary in Tuzla since April 2019, was arrested by a court, due to unpaid credits, at the beginning of Jan 2019. The vessel will be sold at auction by local court at Istanbul, Turkey, on Mar 20.
The 'Poseidon' has been put up for sale by the VEBEG. Tenders are to be submitted until Jan 30, 2020, for the offer 2005490.001 at 1 p.m. The ship endet its research tasks in Nov 22, 2019, in Varna and returned to its homeport Kiel where it is being prepared for the delivery to new owners since.
The Sindh High Court has received two local offers for the purchase of the 'Al Rehman' during the auction held in court on Jan 13, 2020. The vessel has been under arrest at Karachi port for the last 17 months in a litigation case. The court has received highest bid of Rs. 29.1 million from a local bidder against the reserved price of Rs. 26.5 million. The court was evaluating the offers and would take decision soon for awarding sale of vessel to highest bidder.
The 'Al Rehman' which has been under arrest at Karachi port, will be auctioned on Jan 13, 2020, to recover the costs, as pleaded by the applicant in the case.
Ten Kenyan crew members of the 'Nina' who were abandoned in Mozambique by their employer in August 2019, arrived at the Moi International Airport in Mombasa in the first week of Jan, 2020. They had been abandoned at Port Pemba in Mozambique by an agent who recruited them to work on the vessel. The seamen were rescued and repatriated through diplomatic channels between Kenya and Mozambique. Their plight highlighted rising cases of maritime impropriety on the eastern seaboard of Africa. The Mombasa based East Africa International Transport Federation was also working with the Mozambican government to detain the vessel until all salaries, allowances and penalties paid to free the 10 crew members have been recovered even if it involves auctioning the vessel. The crew members who claimed that they were owed more than 72,000 US Dollar in salaries and allowances, were detained on the vessel for five months by the Mozambican immigration and their passports confiscated for overstaying in the country.