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.