Middle East

UASC faces legal claim from collision victims’ families

Dubai: Legal claims have been filed in Egypt against United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) by families of fisherman killed in a collision with a UASC boxship.

The UASC vessel, named by GulfShip News as Al Safat (6,921 teu, built 2008), collided with fishing vessel Badr al-Islam on December 14, killing 15 people.

UASC has been in negotiations with the families and their union and a mutually acceptable settlement is expected in the near future, TradeWinds reports.

The Kuwaiti shipping line also faces a claim from the Egyptian Navy for the cost of the search and rescue of the estimated 40 passengers onboard the fishing vessel at the time of the collision.

The Al Safat is still under detention at the Port of Sagafa, Egypt, while investigations into the incident continue. [15/01/15]



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