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MSC not a target after MSC Gayane incident

MSC provided an update after the recent law enforcement drug trafficking operation on MSC Gayane in Philadelphia. Due to this operation, MSC Gayane has been under US government control since 17 June, while the authorities conduct investigations. MSC said that it is assisting and cooperating in any possible way with the authorities and it is not the target of the investigation.

MSC Gayane subject to possible forfeiture, US informs

US Attorney William M. McSwain announced that US Customs and Border Protection executed a seizure warrant obtained by the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and seized the cargo vessel MSC Gayane as being subject to possible forfeiture to the US. 

MSC to upgrade cargo systems to reduce emissions

Cargotec’s MacGregor, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company and Guangzhou Wenchong Dockyard have signed a contract aiming to upgrade the cargo systems on six 16,000 TEU container ships, which MSC owns and operates. The Cargo Boost orders will be booked into MacGregor’s second quarter 2019 order intake and the upgrades will be applied during drydocking in 2020.

US temporarily suspends MSC’s customs status due to recent drugs seizure

The US Customs and Border Protection informed that it has temporarily suspended Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) Customs Trade Partnership (C-TPAT) certification, after US federal authorities seized 16.5 tons of cocaine, with a worth of more than $1 billion from one of its container ships in Philadelphia.

US finds $1 billion worth of cocaine hidden in ship in Philadelphia

US federal authorities seized 16.5 tons of cocaine, with a worth of more than $1 billion from a ship in Philadelphia. This is considered as one of the largest drug seizures in the US history, according to the US Justice Department. What is more, federal authorities arrested and charged two of the ship’s crew members.

MSC to apply surcharge on cargo to Venezuela

Amid the imposition of sanctions related to Venezuela, and the current political volatile situation in the country, MSC informed that it will apply, with immediate effect a War Risk Premium surcharge on cargo coming from worldwide destinations into Venezuela.

The use of data in a marine accident investigation

Following the crash of the giant cruise ship ‘MSC Opera’ at the dock on the Giudecca Canal in Venice earlier this week, Mike Travis, Principal Inspector of the UK MAIB explained how technology can help accident investigators determine what happened.

MSC Matilde boxship tilts at dock in Port of Liverpool

A total of 23 crew were safely evacuated from the container ship ‘MSC Matilde’, after the vessel reported a significant list in dock at the Port of Liverpool, UK, in the early morning hours of 24 May. The ship was reported to have 2,184 containers onboard, the majority of which were empty.

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