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Troubled kamsarmax arrested and set for auction

A ship with a chequered past is set for auction. The Rena, a 2011-built kamsarmax bulker, has been arrested in Sri Lankan waters and is now set to be auctioned within the next two months.

The vessel, which is owned by Trojan Maritime, was banned by Australian authorities last August for six months for a number of serious deficiencies including failure to pay more than $53,000 in outstanding crew wages.

The Rena was a repeat offender in Australian waters. It had previously been detained in February last year for serious deficiencies, including the crew working excess hours.

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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