Bulk carrier KARAAGAC troubled again
Bulk carrier KARAAGAC left Chennai, India, Bay of Bengal, on June 1, bound for Kakinda, but suffered engine failure shortly after leaving, and was brought to anchor on outer anchorage Chennai, on July 2. As of 0300 UTC July 9, vessel remains in the same position. Indian Maritime Authorities request owner to move the vessel from anchorage, finding her a threat to shipping. Late in June vessel was arrested in Chennai for unpaid wages, but owner seemed to somehow fix that problem.
Madras High Court on June 24 ordered arrest of a bulk carrier KARAAGAC, docked in Chennai, India. Vessel was arrested for crew wages debts, amounting some $59,000, and vessel’s non seaworthiness. Vessel was checked by ITF inspector, a number of detainable deficiencies were found.