The Singapore-flagged general cargo ship Han Yi operated by Hanssy Shipping has been arrested a few days ago in the Italian port of Oristano by the local Coast Guard. The arrest was requested by Trieste-based Samer & Co Shipping due to a debt worth €150,000 ($168,000) for a breach of charter contract and consequent bad publicity.
“The legal dispute emerged because one and a half years ago we fixed a ship from Hanssy Shipping to transport some cargo but the vessel never called at the port of load,” Enrico Samer, ceo of Samer & Co, told Splash. “Hence, we had to charter another vessel in replacement with extra costs, delays and damaged reputation. That’s why we decided to take legal action against the Singapore-based company asking for compensation for the damage suffered”.
As of today the cited ship is still under arrest in the Sardinian port of Oristano.