The X-Press Kohima, a 21,538 dwt Tuvalu-flagged containership operated by X-Press Feeders, was arrested at Colombo port in Sri Lanka on Friday (4 February), learned Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times.
The arrest, approved by the High Court of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Holden in Colombo on 3 February, was initiated by Trico Maritime (Pvt) Ltd on 29 October 2021, according to court documents obtained by the publication.
Trico Maritime (Pvt) Ltd is managed by parent company Trico Maritime International USA LLC which specialises in handling shipments of household goods from most ports in the USA to Sri Lanka.
It was claiming for damages totalling USD 622,137.50 suffered as a result of the loss of cargo when carried on board the X-Press Pearl from the Port of Hamad, Qatar to the Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka in May, 2021.
The Singapore-flagged X-Press Pearl caught fire on 20 May 2021 in the waters of Sri Lanka after departing from the Indian port of Hazira.
In July, X-Press Feeders, through the vessel owner’s P&I insurers, made an initial compensation of USD 3.6 million to the Sri Lankan government to help compensate those affected by the consequences of the fire and sinking of the vessel.
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Published: 10 February, 2022
Cash of SGD 4.43 million and USD 243,100, and one piece of 100-gram gold-coloured bar recovered in safe belonging to Abdul Latif Bin Ibrahim kept at Extra Space warehouse storage facility, show court documents.
Program introduces periodic assessments, mass flow metering data analysis, and regular training for relevant key personnel to better handle the MFMS to ensure a high level of continuous operational competency.
U.S. Claims Register Summary recorded a total USD 833 million claim from a total 180 creditors against O.W. Bunker USA, according to the creditor list seen by Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times.
Glencore purchased fuel through Straits Pinnacle which contracted supply from Unicious Energy. Contaminated HSFO was loaded at Khor Fakkan port and shipped to a FSU in Tanjong Pelepas, Malaysia to be further blended.
Individuals were employees of surveying companies engaged by Shell to inspect the volume of oil loaded onto the vessels which Shell supplied oil to; they allegedly accepted bribes totalling at least USD 213,000.
MPA preliminary investigations revealed that the affected marine fuel was supplied by Glencore Singapore Pte Ltd who later sold part of the same cargo to PetroChina International (Singapore) Pte Ltd.