Indian foreign secretary Sujatha Singh has petitioned Iran for the “unconditional” release of Desh Shanti, the tanker under arrest at Bandar Abbas port.
Crew members on vessels calling at Egyptian ports have reportedly been approached by mysterious persons seeking to board, referring to themselves only as “businessmen”.
The Leonhardt and Blumberg owned boxship Hansa Brandenburg has berthed safely in the port of St Louis, Mauritius, with preparations being made for the discharge of containers.
The 1,740 teu container vessel Hansa Brandenburg is adrift in the Indian Ocean, having suffered a serious fire enroute from Singapore to Durban.
Barbican Group Holdings has acquired UK maritime insurance broker Seacurus.