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  Log carrier seized in Poverty Bay

    Saturday 15 June 2013


The "New Giant" anchored in Poverty Bay has been seized following a High Court order. The 23-strong crew remain on board the vessel. The ship’s Korean owners went into receivership last week, and receivers acting for the company’s creditors sought an order to detain the ship which is currently 2 km from the shore. The "New Giant" was to have docked at Gisborne on June 5, 2013, to load logs but the port company has denied it access out of concerns it could become stranded alongside the wharf. It cannot be moved without High Court approval and there is no indication at this stage how long the ship might have to stay off the coast of Gisborne. The writ detaining it has been taped to the ship’s side and the captain has been given a copy. The crew have provisions to last a further couple of weeks.

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