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MV UBC Savannah detained in Mexico

01 Aug 2019 - by Intership Navigation

MV UBC SAVANNAH, under ISN management, is presently being detained in Altamira / Mexico after 225kg of cocaine was found in one of the vessels holds, under a cargo of metallurgical coke. The drugs were first detected and reported to local authorities by ship’s command.

The cargo was loaded in Barranquilla/ Colombia with shore grabs and stevedores.

In line with our stringent policies, ISPS measures were elevated in Barranquilla and several drug searches (holds, deck, superstructure and underwater) were carried out - but did not reveal anything. At this point in time we have no reason to believe that any of our crew were involved in the drug trafficking.

Managers and crew are fully cooperating with local authorities to investigate the matter, whilst we are at the same time supporting our crew in this difficult situation.

We will be posting further updates as the situation develops.