Container ship Sally Fortune captured by armed men, reportedly because of owner debts

Container ship Sally Fortune was captured by a group of men in camouflage armed with rifles in the afternoon Sep 18, vessel was about to leave Bandar Abadi Ship repair yard, Bandar Abadi, Pulau Batam island, Indonesia, Singapore Strait. Vessel was in shipyard since June 2014, under repairs. Local media said vessel was seized because of owner’s debts, there were rumors recently, that the owner didn’t pay shipyard. It is understood, that local police rejected even to register complaint. Owner said to apply to Indonesian Police Chief and to the President.

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