FSL Files A Lawsuit Against A Charterer

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  • However, the deal fell through due to delivery schedule delays caused by a customs probe into cargo specifications.
  • FSL said that the investigations are still ongoing and the vessel is still held by the local customs authorities in India, pending the outcome of the investigations.
  • There are no proceedings against the vessel or FSL.

FSL Trust Management of Singapore has filed a lawsuit against the charterer of its Japanese-built tanker FSL London, which is now stranded in India as reported by Splash 247.

Delivery delays

The 2006-built ship was agreed for sale last year to Singapore-listed Indonesian company Samudera Shipping, according to VesselsValue, and is now on a charter with Golden Stena Baycrest Tankers. The transaction, however, fell through due to delivery delays imposed by a customs investigation into shipment specifications.

Vessel’s detention

The investigations are still ongoing, according to FSL, and the vessel is being held by Indian customs authorities until the outcome of the investigations.

The company has filed a claim for damages for the delays caused by the carriage of the specific cargo loaded by the charterer and bound for India, as well as the cargo’s subsequent investigations and the vessel’s detention. It stated, “There are no procedures against the vessel or FSL.”

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Source: Splash 247

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