the Antwerp Port Authority was now going to auction the 'Basel Express' which was detained with many breaches of safety rules, moldy food on board and staff having been not paid correctly after its arrival on Antwerp on March 11, 2019. The crew has already left for a while, but theship remained in the 5th Harbour Dock. There will be a public sale with no date having been fixed yet. Experts suspected that the ship would be scrapped because making the vessel seaworthy again would be too expensive. With the money generated by the sale, creditors, primarily the crew, can be paid.
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The "Advantage Sky" which has been detained at the outer anchorage of Durban, is to come under the auctioneer’s hammer on April 6, 2020, as Hayfin enforced a claim to recover mortgage payments. Hayfin has won a petition to auction the suezmax tanker controlled by Turkish shipowner Advantage Tankers. The ship was moored off Durban in pos. 29° 37.59' N 031° 12.73' E.
Pursuant to the Order of Court dated Sep 26, 2019, all interested parties have been invited to bid for the purchase of the 'Nordic Barakuda' by private treaty. The bids must be submitted in US dollars together with a deposit of 50,000 US dollars in local banker's draft made in favour of "The Sheriff Of Singapore" and should be placed in a sealed envelope marked 'Tender for Nordic Barakuda' and sent to the Sheriff?s Office, Legal Registry, Level 2, 1 Supreme Court Lane, Singapore 178879, which should reach him no later than 1500 hrs, on March 16, 2020. Bids made without the accompanying deposit will be rejected. The deposit shall be returned to unsuccessful bidders. The vessel will be sold on ?as is where is? basis, on the Sheriff?s standard terms and conditions of sale. All bids are to remain valid for a period of three months from the date the bidding closes. The Sheriff reserves the right not to accept the highest or any bid.
After more than 40 years, Stena Line now has permanently closed the route between Frederikshavn and Oslo. This was a consequence of the corona crisis and the prospect of losing the entire summer season this year. 30 Norwegian employees lose their jobs. The Frederikshavn-Oslo route depended almost entirely on passenger traffic and the important peak season in the summer. Stena said it could simply cannot afford to wait and hope for next summer. The 'Stena Saga' made its last trip from Frederikshavn to Oslo on March 14 and was laid up in Gothenburg on March 16 at 7 a.m.