German bulker held in US for environmental reasons

German bulker held in US for environmental reasons

A German bulk carrier held by US authorities in Lake Superior for a fortnight is being investigated for “alleged violations of US environmental regulations”, the US Coast Guard has revealed. The Cornelia has been held off Duluth since November 4.

The 2001-built Cornelia is owned by the German company MST.

“Due to the ongoing investigation, the … vessel and crew are prohibited from leaving Duluth until cleared by US Customs and Border Protection,” the Coast Guard said in a statement on Tuesday.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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