EU container ship in detention since September, cargo owners demand the release

Container ship is under detention or arrest in South American country since September 2021. The ship lost overboard in country’s waters a number of containers, and was imposed a hefty fine to cover the costs and damages inflicted by lost containers, of which a dozen were found and understood, recovered, the rest sank. Neighbouring country Gov meanwhile, is asked by local business to intervene and assist in releasing the ship, because of containers on board, loaded with goods, very important for local traders and producers, so country is facing negative consequences of further delay.
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My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.