The Hanjin Scarlet remains in Prince Rupert's outer harbour after it was seized by creditors.

Hanjin Scarlet and crew detained in outer harbour

The Hanjin Scarlet and crew remain in Prince Rupert’s outer harbour after being seized by creditors for unpaid bills.

The Hanjin Scarlet may have been unloaded on Sept. 7 but the ship and crew remain in Prince Rupert’s outer harbour due to ongoing financial issues.

Once the cargo destined for Prince Rupert was unloaded, the Hanjin Scarlet had been scheduled to unload in Seattle, Washington but it was seized by creditors for unpaid bills.

“DP World has begun a procedure to ensure payment for the work that they conducted and this legal procedure requires the vessel to not move from this location,” said Michael Gurney, manager of communications at the Port of Prince Rupert.

The crew, however, were able to come ashore, and the vessel took on more fresh water when it was handled at the Fairview Terminal, Gurney confirmed.

The Seafarers Mission in Prince Rupert, a non-governmental organization that assists seafarers globally, provided some comforts to members of the crew when they took a brief break from the ship. But once aboard, their ship was seized and they remain stranded with their cargo at Anchorage 27 near Stephens Island.

“The shipping agent, North Coast Shipping, is in regular communication with the master of the vessel and apparently the crew is in good spirits,” Gurney said. Although, it is not clear whether or not the crew is getting paid by the shipping company or how long they will have to wait to return home.

Crew members from the Hanjin Scarlet were able to take a brief break from their vessel at the Seafarers Mission in Prince Rupert.

Crew members from the Hanjin Scarlet were able to take a brief break from their vessel at the Seafarers Mission in Prince Rupert. SEAFARERS MISSION PRINCE RUPERT FACEBOOK PAGE/CONTRIBUTED

After the Hanjin Shipping Co. declared receivership on Aug. 30, container ships have either been turned away or seized by ports who require payment to unload the cargo. The company owes the Port of Prince Rupert funds for handling the Hanjin Scarlet and other Hanjin vessels that were previously at the port.

The Hanjin Marine was on route to the Prince Rupert harbour but it was diverted south and there are no other Hanjin vessels set to arrive in the immediate future.

The Hanjin Scarlet and its crew will remain in the outer harbour until a solution has been reached between the South Korean shipping company and DP World.

Just Posted

Pembina buying Kinder Morgan Canada and U.S. portion of Cochin pipeline

The deal also includes an Edmonton storage and terminal business and Vancouver Wharves

Sports Briefs: Busy weekend ahead on the trails and the links

Summer winds down with a pair of competitions

Australian gold mining giant acquires Red Chris mine

Newcrest now owns 70 per cent of the mine south of Iskut and operatorship

Haida Gwaii storm causes B.C. ferry delay

Skidegate to Prince Rupert route affected

Prince Rupert Rampage 2019-20 season schedule released

Trio of games against Terrace River Kings plus showdowns against new teams highlight the season

Captain, all-star, MVP, and all about the team

Brittanne O’Connor’s drive to create Prince Rupert’s own women’s team has led to success and inspiration

The Northern View announces inaugural Tyee Fishing Derby in Prince Rupert

More than $7,000 up for grabs for biggest legal salmon and halibut

The Northern View 2019 Readers Choice

It’s that time of year again! Vote online or at the Prince Rupert office before noon on Aug. 30

Catholic church buys $7.5M equestrian facility in B.C., plans ‘agri-retreat’ centre

Church hopes to grow crops, host students and others on Bradner property

New regulations require training for B.C. addiction recovery homes

Inspections, standards replace ‘wild west,’ Judy Darcy says

Trans Mountain gives contractors 30 days to get workers, supplies ready for pipeline

Crown corporation believes the expansion project could be in service by mid-2022

66% of B.C. residents want opt-out system for organ donation: poll

Support was lowest in Ontario and the Atlantic provinces

B.C. rainbow crosswalk covered in mysterious black substance

Black substance spilled intentionally near Vancouver Island school and difficult to remove

RCMP originally planned to arrest Meng Wanzhou on plane, defence lawyers say

The allegations have not been proven in court. Meng was arrested Dec. 1 at Vancouver airport at the behest of the U.S.

Most Read