The Vietnamese Embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has promptly worked with relevant agencies right after learning that a Vietnam’s ship has been seized at Jeble Ali wharf, Dubai.
This is due to an economic dispute between the ship owner, Vinashinlines, and the National Shipping Service (NSS), a port agency.
The Consular Department under the Vietnam Foreign Ministry has sent a document to relevant agencies in Vietnam to ask the ship owner to supply the 19-crew member with necessary expense and urgently deal with the case in order to soon send the ship back.
Nguyen Dinh Thanh, Deputy General Director of the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines), said on October 10 that the May Diamond Way ship is managed by Vinashinlines, an affiliate of Vinalines.
Due to financial difficulties, Vinashinlines still owes money for ship repairing from the NSS.
The ship and all the crew members have been kept in the Jebel Ali port for two months and all their related papers, including passports, are being kept by the NSS, he added