Naples: The 724 teu containership Kenza (built 1991; 8,675 dwt) is free to leave the Italian port of Cagliari after more than two years detention.
The vessel was seized by a local court in May 2013 due to disputes over crew salary delays and debts with several suppliers for a total amount of some €400,000.
Stefano Porcu, the Italian lawyer assisting the Morocco-based company IMTC which was the owner of the ship until now, told Splash that “an agreement with creditors has just been found. The ship has been freed by the court of Cagliari and is soon to set sail. Anyway IMTC has just sold the vessel so is no longer the owner.”
Ship brokers sources confirm that Kenza is being sold but the name of the new owner is still unknown at the moment.