According to MANA, a local report in the Vancouver Sun, dated September 1, stated that terminal operator GCT Canada suspended handling of the ship for fear of not being paid.
Information from a local port agent dated September 2 stated that the vessel was holding at anchorage, reluctant to berth for fear of arrest.
Germany-flagged 5,618 teu Hanjin Vienna is currently anchored off the Vancouver coast.
Lloyd’s List Intelligence data shows Reederei NSB as technical manager of seven Hanjin ships, Hanjin Baltimore, Hanjin Boston, Hanjin Dallas, Hanjin Geneva, Hanjin Miami, Hanjin Vienna and Hanjin Yantian. Each of the vessels is beneficially owned by Conti Holdings GmbH.
According to Lloyd's List intelligence data, Hanjin Boston remains off the California coast, Hanjin Baltimore is anchored south of Panama City, Hanjin Dallas is anchored east of Ningbo, Hanjin Geneva is west of Yokohama, Hanjin Miami is off the US east coast and Hanjin Yantian is in the north Pacific off the Russian coast.
“Our nautical department is in permanent contact with the vessels. The crews are well cared of, their payment is regularly paid,” NSB said in a statement.