Turkish ship arrested in India

Turkish ship arrested in India

The Turkish controlled bulk carrier  Karaagac was arrested Friday on the orders of the Madras High Court for failure to pay its crew and the questionable seaworthiness of the vessel.

The Panamanian flagged ship was deemed not seaworthy by local port state control while the $59,000 in salary arrears owed over the past three months moved the International Transport Federation to also act against the ship.

The ship which arrived in Indian on Wednesday from Chittagong has problems with its ballast system, water ingress system, fire alarm, navigational equipment and lifeboats.

Some of the crew said the poor state of the ship had led to injuries.

The ship is owned by Istanbul-based Great Alliance Shipping.


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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