Overloading or else?

Nov. 25, 2012 at 11:07 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

General cargo vessel Remo (IMO 7419365) en route Riga – Flushing was detained in Brunsbuettel for overloading on Nov 24 while passing North Lock. Vessel berthed in Elbe port. On Nov 14 Palmali’s tanker Agdash was detained under the same pretext. Tanker was said to offload extra 200 tons and then resume voyage, but actually the company Palmali and the Master proved to the authorities that the alleged safety violation didn’t take place and vessel was safe. Tanker was released soon after detention and resumed voyage without any repercussions. Most probably Remo detention was initiated by the Safety Department of the Trade Association, as was the case with Agdash. Is the Safety Department of the Trade Association way too watchful, or is it motivated by some other considerations? Maritime Bulletin http://www.odin.tc

Overloading or else?

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