Quote from Editor on 3 February 2021, 09:37
Business Owner: "Yes and terminals, they are the demand, if they want cheap ships and something goes wrong they cant walk away from it. It is a global business that will always be faced with shipowners willing to provide a sub-standard ship and be able to walk away into the shadows if something goes wrong.
Whoever did not look into the ship's history or do due diligence on the manager and owner should have to foot the bill. If they didn't charter it, it wouldn't be sitting in your port with an abandoned crew, no food or spares, and with no owner to be seen."