A Singapore-flagged container ship, the Lighthouse of Hope, has been stuck in Hong Kong for two weeks after the vessel capsized while docking at the Hong Kong port.
The container ship has a total cargo of more than 200,000 kilograms of food and beverages.
The Lighthouse’s owner, Singapore’s Container Corporation, has said it could not continue with its current plan of leaving the container ship in Hong, the only port in the world with which it has an agreement to move goods.
“We will be ready to leave Hong Kong if the situation allows us to do so, as it is very important for us to reach our destinations,” said the company in a statement.
“However, the circumstances require us to take the very necessary measures to ensure our safety, and we will do everything in our power to ensure this happens.”
“The vessel was anchored in Hongkong harbour at 9am local time on Thursday, January 13.
It was then transported to Hong Kowloon Port on January 15,” a spokesperson for Container Corporation told Reuters news agency on Thursday.
“At 7:50pm, the ship was taken to Hongkongs harbour, where it remained overnight.
The vessel was eventually removed from the harbour and towed to its new berth on Friday, January 16, where the captain and crew were waiting for the vessel to be taken back to Singapore.”
The captain and the crew have not been allowed to disembark from the ship for two consecutive days, and were told to remain on board for the next two days.
“”It is not known how long the ship will be in Hong.
“The container vessel has a capacity of 1,200 tons, according to the container carrier.
The Singaporean crew members are from Singapore, the Australian crew members were from Australia, and the HongkONG crew were from Hong Kong,” the spokesperson said. “
The ship was carrying an international crew of approximately 90 Singaporeans.
The Singaporean crew members are from Singapore, the Australian crew members were from Australia, and the HongkONG crew were from Hong Kong,” the spokesperson said.
“Our crew is not under any formal agreement to take on additional crew members in Hong.
They are under a non-negotiable contract with the container company.”
The Lighthouses owner, a Singaporean company, said it was “not yet certain” how long it would take to return to Singapore from Hong, but that it would do everything possible to ensure that the ship could reach its destination.
“While the ship is in Hong the company is working with our Singaporean colleagues to make sure that the crew is able to safely disembark from and resume their duties,” the company said.
The crew of the Lighthares container ship were initially from Australia.
The Australian company said on Thursday that it was working with Singaporean authorities to ensure the safety of its crew.
“Singapore authorities are now actively assisting the crew members to determine how they will get to their destination, and to get back to Australia as quickly as possible,” the statement said.
Hong Kong is also the destination for the Londons containership.
On January 17, the vessel carrying more than 1,000 tonnes of food, water and medicines was also anchored at the port.
But according to Reuters news agencies report, the container vessel did not reach Hong Kong until January 21.
“It has not yet been determined when the container will be resupplied and boarded, and there is no immediate plan for its return to Hong, either in the form of a landing, a charter, or even a return to Australia,” the Reuters report said.
It added that Singaporean Customs said it would not allow the Lights of Hope to leave Singapore.
The news agency added that the company’s Singaporean owner, the Container Corporation and its Hong Kong-based owners are now considering options to return the vessel.
The Associated Press reported on Thursday the Singaporean government has suspended all cargo services to HongKong and the container ships have been sent back to Hong.
“A suspension order was issued by the Singapore Customs on Thursday to stop all cargo transfers to Hong kong from Singapore,” a Customs spokesperson told Reuters.
“In Singapore, there is a legal framework to deal with maritime safety issues,” the spokesman added. “
Any Singaporean person, company or agency that transfers cargo to Hong would be required to take safety precautions, including taking precautions to ensure any goods or people aboard the container arrive safely.”
“In Singapore, there is a legal framework to deal with maritime safety issues,” the spokesman added.
“When a container ship capsizes, there are measures to stop it from being towed and towed away.
If it is towed away, there may be a delay before the vessel is resupply to Singapore.”
The Associated, citing the Singapore Government’s Maritime Safety and Law Enforcement Authority, said on Friday that it had suspended all service to Hong from Singapore and all cargo service to the port was suspended until further notice.
The AP reported that Singapore had ordered the Lighters of Hope from