Urgent calls have been made for the release of the 13 crew members of the "Sea Horizon", which is arrested off Ghana. The vessel was seized 10 months ago after the Nigerian company Fortune Global Shipping & Logistics claimed it was owed $1.9 million from another Nigerian company, Ranger Subsea. The Managing company of the vessel said that the vessel was without power and the owners were refusing to provide funds for fuel. The pipe layer was being held at the Sekondi Naval Base since September 2018. The Fortune Global was alleging another Nigerian company, the Ranger Subsea, owing it 1.9 million U.S. dollars under an agreement to support its marine construction operations.
sold to Chinese buyers at price of USD 24,3 mill.
The two purchase offers submitted for the "Apollo" were rejected by the Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ). They did not meet the criteria put forward by the STQ and were not financially interesting. The vessel was required to fly the Canadian flag and the purchaser had to commit to operate it himself for at least a year without leaving the country's borders. Th STQ was open to consider the project of scuttling the ship as a dive wreck for the divers off Godbout and was waiting for Godbout to submit the project officially. If this option does not materialize, it remains the option to dismantle the ferry, but it was not the number one choice of the STQ which hopes to receive a concrete offer quickly from Godbout and would like the "Apollo" to leave the port of Quebec by the end of August. The Director General of Tourisme Côte-Nord, Mario Leblanc, was working jointly with the Mayor of Godbout to prepare a cost analysis of the project. An official project submission to the STQ should be done in a few days, probably less than two weeks. The STQ estimated the cost of keeping the "Apollo" at its berth in Quebec City at approximately $ 55,000 per month, including wharfing, guarding, ground running, etc.
for the price of USD 23,8 mill to undisclosed buyers
to Greek buyers for USD 15,3 mill including T/C to Cargill for 5-7 years.