Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has responded to news that an Italian captain onboard its vessel, MSC Poh Lin, has been arrested in Italy on suspicion of cocaine trafficking linked to the mafia.
MSC Poh Lin arrived in Gioia Tauro from South America last week.
“MSC confirms that it is fully assisting authorities with the appropriate enquiries, in line with its strict Code of Conduct, and stresses that the company is strongly opposed to any illegal transportation activity,” the Geneva-headquartered line said in a rare release.
The court has now formally released the vessel MSC Poh Lin, following confirmation of no wrongdoing by MSC. Once all containers have been fully inspected, cargo will be freed for onward transit from Gioia Tauro.