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Saturday, 6 August 2011
Additional updates on the RAK CARRIER (IMO 8106745)
Lloyds's Class IMO No. 8106745, vessel's previous name SUNNY CARRIER
""Class Withdrawn Owners Request 10th November 2010. TRANSFER OF CLASS OUT TO PANAMA MARITIME SERVICES.""
Rumanian P&I Club, no response, no local rep in Mumbai.
From a television interview, the Romanian Chief Officer claimed that the ship had arrived "off Mumbai" as early as the 12th or 16th of July, and then hung around there, took bunkers and stores, and was awaiting submersible pumps. Master did not apprise port or cargo receivers of the situation, it appears.