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Nomikos bulk carrier finally allowed to leave the Philippines

The Nomikos Transworld Maritime-controlled bulk carrier Vienna Wood N has departed the Philippines three months after it collided with a fishing vessel resulting in the loss of 14 lives.

The ship had been detained at the port of Batanagas since the end of June. It is now bound for Shanghai after the Philippine Coast Guard decided to drop criminal charges against the crew and owner.

In August, Nomikos Transworld Maritime reached a civil settlement with the families of the dead crew from the sunken fishing trip.

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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