Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Three Maersk container ships are stranded in Bremerhaven since July 14. Update 31st Aug


Three Maersk container ships are stranded in Bremerhaven not since Aug 22, but since July 14, said Emergency Maritime Germany in a press-release published on Aug 26. Vessels are anchored on the road, it is understood that they are not detained, but abandoned by former operator or charterer due to insolvency.
Previous news:
Four Maersk container ships detained on Aug 22
What happened? Four Maersk container ships detained in one day. Is the end of the days somewhere near? Majors are untouchables, or are they not?
Maersk Singapore, IMO 9308649, capacity 8478 TEU, flag Liberia, manager Reederei Blue Star, Hamburg. Detained in Shenzhen, China, on Aug 22, released same day, after fixing emergency systems and fire safety deficiencies.
Three Maersk container ships detained in Bremerhaven on Aug 22, reason unknown:
Maersk Valletta, IMO 9242637, capacity 1719 TEU, flag Gibraltar, manager Kartik Schiffsbetriebs GmbH.
Maersk Vancouver, IMO 9242625, capacity 1719 TEU, flag Gibraltar, manager Kartik Schiffsbetriebs GmbH.
Maersk Vigo, IMO 9242649, capacity 1719 TEU, flag Gibraltar, manager Kartik Schiffsbetriebs GmbH.



Former Maersk vessels in port


The three former Maersk ships that have laid anchored in Bremerhaven but are now being sailed to Wilhemshaven, of which Maersk Vigo and Maersk Valetta have already arrived. They were abandoned by the former Moroccan owner.
The German casualty command has decided to grant the ships berth in Wilhelmshaven. Maersk Vigo berthed yesterday at 1815 hours and a few hours later also Maersk Valetta arrived safely in port. Maersk Vancouver is expected to show up Friday afternoon.

The three ships have sailed ontheir own power, escorted by tugs until they were safely moored. The ships in the harbor area makes it considerably easier and cheaper to bring the meager supplies on board to the crews who are left to themselves, which they have been ever since the previous owner left them behind.

Aside from the ships having previously sailed for Maersk Line, Maersk has nothing to do with them. This, and the fact that they still have Maersk names and are painted in the colours of Maersk Line.


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