MSC-operated ship captured by Iranian forces

MSC told Container News that it is working to secure the release of one of its operated ships that was seized by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the Persian Gulf on 13 April.

The 2020-built 15,000 TEU MSC Aries, which the Swiss/Italian liner operator had bareboat-chartered from UK-based Zodiac Maritime for 10 years, was boarded by “Iranian authorities” via helicopter around 2.43 am local time. The ship has been diverted towards Iran.

Security company Ambrey Analytics said it...

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