Iron Ore Ship Arrested in Singapore En Route to China

A vessel owned by India's Essar Shipping carrying iron ore bound for China was arrested in Singapore on November 17. Sources report the ship was arrested over a dispute with a bunker fuel supplier.

The 106,438-deadweight tonne vessel Kishore, which was on its way to China from Brazil, was arrested by the Supreme Court Sheriff because of a dispute with Singapore-based Bunker House Petroleum, two sources said on Thursday.

China is the world's top market for iron ore and buys about two-thirds of the 1-billion-tonne-plus of the raw material that is shipped out every year, mainly from Australia and Brazil.

Story courtesy of the Maritime Executive, for the full article click here

Full 50 day track of the Kishore showing the vessel leaving Brazil and then later being intercepted in Singapore.

Zoomed in look at the 7 day track of the Kishore showing it at port on November 17 in Singapore following the arrest.

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