Male' port

Damaged container ship leaves without unloading cargo

  • “Miami Trader” sustained damage after a container struck its crane
  • Ship had left for Sri Lanka to fix damages

Humaam Ali
HumaamAli

K. Male' 2017 Dec 25 | Mon 17:21 4,447 business

MPL Customs port - Mohamed Sharuhaan

A container ship has left Maldives without unloading all its cargo, after its crane broke.

Ship “Miami Trader”, which docked in Male’ on December 21, had sustained damage after a container struck its crane, causing unloading operations to stop the next day.

An official of Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) said the ship, which has a 25,000-ton capacity, had unloaded only half of its cargo.

The ship had goods belonging to prominent Maldives companies, some of which are expected to receive a significant loss from its departure.

An official of one the companies has citing the ship’s agent as saying that it had left for Sri Lanka to fix damages.

Last updated at: 2 weeks ago | Reviewed by: Rushdha Rasheed

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