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Hannes van Rijn
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« on: March 13, 2014, 06:26:13 am »

The Indian Coast Guard rescued three officers from an LPG carrier stranded off Mumbai Port yesterday. Maharshi Vamadeva, owned by the cash-strapped Varun Shipping Company, has been anchored off Mumbai's coast for the past two months after its owner abandoned it. The captain was forced to intimate the coast guard's Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) in Mumbai after the health of three officers deteriorated following a days-long hunger strike. The captain said the vessel had been anchored off Mumbai since 7 January with absolutely no support from the company, a point corroborated by IHS Maritime's vessel-tracking data. The 25 crew members on board have not been paid their dues since September 2013. "The change-around scheduled on 14 January was not affected, leading to [the] devastated state of the crew," the coast guard said in a statement. Second officer Ashish Kumar, chief engineer Arun Kumar and gas engineer Avil Dmello went on hunger strike to protest against the apathy of the owner, and their condition became critical yesterday. A medical team boarded the vessel and evacuated the crew before providing them with the necessary medical help. The crew members were later handed over to owners' representatives.

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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2014, 06:52:40 am »

Varun Shipping loses licence to operate ships

But the cancellation will only affect Varun Shipping’s Indian-registered ships over which DG Shipping has jurisdiction

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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2014, 03:27:33 am »

Thanks Vincent for this usefull information.
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2014, 08:32:51 am »

There is another update and now Varun Shipping Co. Ltd has applied for a fresh licence to operate ships under a new entity after its earlier licence was annulled last week.

Update can be found here
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2014, 08:02:54 am »

Hey Hannes, Good day to you  Smiley

Just found yet another update which says Mercator bought Varun shipping's LPG vessel at an undisclosed price.

A shipping industry executive, requesting anonymity, said that Varun Shipping is planning to exit the very-large gas carrier segment.

Here is the LINK
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