Detained vessel of Essar Shipping released by Singapore

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New Delhi:  Essar Shipping today said its vessel, detained by Singapore authorities, will sail out tomorrow following settlement of a dispute.

"Dispute settled. The vessel will sail out tomorrow" Essar spokesperson said when contacted about the arrest of the vessel. However, he refused to provide any further details.

Essar Shipping's bulk carrier MV Kishore was detained at Singapore on Sunday following an alleged dispute with a fuel supplier while it was on way to China from Brazil, sources said.

As per Singapore Supreme Court website, the vessel was detained on November 17 at 4.49 PM (local time).

Sources said the ship had loaded iron ore at Itaguai port of Brazil in October and was heading to China.

Essar Shipping had taken the delivery of the vessel having a cargo capacity of 105000 dryweight tonnage in November last year from STX shipyard.

Essar Shipping operates a diversified fleet of 25 vessels, including VLCCs (very large crude carriers), capesizes, minicapes, mini bulk carriers and tugs etc.



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