Russian bulker to be auctioned in the UK

Russian bulker to be auctioned in the UK

A Russian bulker arrested off the southwest of the UK before Christmas is set to be auctioned off next week. The Kuzma Minin ran aground off Falmouth in December in stormy conditions. Local authorities then identified a series of dangerous defects on the Murmansk Shipping Company controlled vessel. The ship has since been impounded along with its 18-strong crew as the owner owes many debts to creditors. Murmansk Shipping’s dire financial position has been reported by Splash in recent months.

CW Kellock & Co is handling the sale on behalf of the Admiralty Court in London with offers due by 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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