Wednesday, January 15, 2014
SANKO MINERAL: A SHIP WITH NO DESTINATION?
Owned by the Sanko Steamship Company, the Sanko Mineral allegedly was in collision with a moored barge in the Mississippi River during Hurricane Isaac in August 2012. The owners of the barge sought compensation.
Three months prior to the incident, the Sanko Mineral was seized by federal authorities at the Port of Baltimore in connection with two federal maritime lawsuits filed by two shipping companies against the ship’s owner.
It has been reported that the company filed for bankruptcy in July of 2012.
The results of the two incidents are not known but it is evident that the Sanko Mineral cannot proceed at this time and may well be a vessel with neither destination nor home port for the forseeable future.
Posted by MR CRUISEDOG at 02:20