Association de citoyens qui défendent l'environnement maritime



le 9 mars 2015

The owner of the "KARL" will have to find 300.000 euros and put itself in conformity with the decision of the Court of Appeal of Rennes before leaving Brest!!!

The ship charterers will have to respect certain elementary and social rules before chartering a ship, be accountable towards the owners of what is embarked on board.

Imbroglio in the port of Brest between the actors of the maritime transport, "pseudo-ship-owners", "charterers" who are less scrupulous… one more affair that looks so much like the others!!!!! This lack of responsibilities leaves so often ship for many months, years, alongside the docks everywhere in Europe and around the world.

MOR GLAZ Association asks that there is no complacency neither any tolerance from the administrations and the port authorities for the ship-owner and the charterer oh the ship "KARL" that is on a long stop-over at Brest. These people give a bad reputation to the maritime activities.

The " KARL " who is registered under "Saint Kitts and Nevis", a flag of convenience in all it splendour, you just need to read the paragraph below.

Owner (more than ship-owner): Christer Lindgren of Swedish nationality, manager Marineserv, classification company: International Register of Shipping, insurance severnaya kasna (Russia)

The charterer: blue water shipping should have been careful before chartering this ship, checked the social conditions of the seamen on board but also the condition of the ship itself, decommissioned for two years in Norway. Is it the same scenario than the "ANTIGONE Z"…..

MOR GLAZ association is quite satisfied to observe that the justice of our country has at last understood that they are in front of a strange environment, the one of the "pseudo ship-owners, should we shortly use the same terms for certain charterers…..

At the moment at the port of Brest, the only worry that the port authorities is the make this ship go as quick as possible to not join the "CAPTAIN TSAREV" and the "ANTIGONE Z"

No complacency must be applied to those who do not respect the social criteria for the seamen should they be from Honduras, Guatemala, Romania or elsewhere…..