Canadian container ship chartered by COSCO seized by Indonesian Navy

Container ship SEASPAN FRASER reached Singapore on Oct 31 after a month-long detention or arrest at Tanjung Uban, Bintan, Riau Islands, Indonesia. The ship is in charter of PT Cosco Shipping Lines Indonesia, deployed on Surabaya – Singapore loop. On Sep 29 she left Surabaya, bound for Singapore, to be seized by Indonesian Navy on unclear grounds of some “security” concerns, Indonesian business edition said. The ship was intercepted in Singapore Strait and taken to Tanjung Uban anchorage, with 1700 TEUs on board, containing different types of commodities, including food and fishery products in reefer containers. COSCO Indonesia can’t say yet, what is the condition of the goods, expecting claims and disputes. Understood the owner of the ship, Canadian Seaspan, was dealing with Indonesian authorities, to provide ship’s release.

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