Abandoned Ukrainian dredger Kamal 36 will be auctioned, India
The Bombay High Court has ordered sale of the "Kamal 36", owned by the government of Ukraine and abandoned off the Mumbai coast, following a suit filed by its crew members for recovery of dues. The vessel which is practically unattended could not be allowed to remain in its present condition and has exposed the port itself to danger. The judge said the court had earlier given the Ukrainian government an option to take the ship away but it did not react. The "Kamal 36" has been chartered by a Gujarat-based company Jaisu Shipping. and is owned by Black Sea and Azov Sea Dredging Company (CHAMP), which is an enterprise of the State of Ukraine. Its representative urged the court not to allow the sale of the ship as he contended that the Gujarat-based charterer should take care of the vessel.
The Times of India
Aug 1 13