Bulk carrier Adamastos in 3 months trouble in Rio-Grande, may be auctioned
Crew of a bulk carrier Adamastos asked for help on Nov 25, vessel is stranded in Rio-Grande, Brazil, since August. Adamastos loaded a cargo of 50,000 tons of soybeans in August, and grounded while leaving the port. She was refloated and inspected by authorities, inspection found many deficiencies and also, unpaid port charges and some other bills, totaling $3 million, according to local media. Vessel was anchored on Rio-Grande road and is presently in the same position. Since August, vessel’s crew is actually abandoned, supplies ran out, they weren’t paid, according to their statement, for more than 6 months. 22 crew includes Philippines, Greece, Georgia, Romania, Egypt, Ukraine and Indonesia nationalities. It is understood, that the authorities and public services are trying to somehow resolve the situation, provide crew with supplies and find a way out of this deadlock, maybe by auctioning vessel and/or cargo, which is worth (soybeans) $18 million.