Sunday, February 3, 2013

Maersk Challenger coming back but without Orlova

VOCM is reporting that the Lyubov Orlova is now 460 KM east of St. John's, 90 KM outside Canada's territorial waters and Transport Canada will not go after it. The vessel is no threat to the Offshore installations so it will continue to drift. The AHTS vessel Maersk Challenger is on its way back to St. John's.

7 comments:

Unknown said...

will NOW go after it? I don't understand? What liability would Canada have should the Orlova collide with another ship or beach in europe with environmental implications? I don't see how letting it go solves anything. Your thoughts sir.

snocky said...

Dean transport said it would not go after it

snocky said...

Dean transport said it will not go after it

Dean Porter said...

Unknown, I have thought the same thing, have asked the same questions, yet it seems that the responibilty is with the owner that is according to Transport Canada, the owners have been made aware of the state of the vessel and they are responsible, but I'm not sure if its as cut and dry as that.

Dean Porter said...

snocky, sorry a typing error

snocky said...

Dean, don,t mean to be critical as i really appreciate your work. Just wanted to make sure of the statement.

Dean Porter said...

snocky, thats quite alright. I'm glad you pinted that out to me