Court Orders Arrest of Egyptian MOD-Owned Ship

Egyptian Ministry of Defense-owned company, Marine Industries and Services Organization (MISO) owes nearly $1M in outstanding debits.

By MarEx 2014-06-19 11:58:00

Mamdouh Maritime Legal Solutions (MMLS) moved on Wednesday to execute an arrest order for the RORO ship MV Al Hurreya, in the Red Sea Port of Safaga.

The Red Sea Court issued Arrest Order Number 31/2014, signed by High Judge Ahmed Nahfouz, on June 17, 2014.

The action was initiated by MMLS client, Admiral Salem El Rafie, Executive Manager of United Captain Group Oil Services of Alexandria, due to unpaid maritime debits in excess of $900,000 USD owed to it by the Egyptian Ministry of Defense (MOD)-owned company, Marine Industries and Services Organization (MISO).

MMLS Executive Director, Said Mamdouh and Court Secretary Mahmoud Salah, witnessed as the Safaga Port Police and Port Defense allowed MV Al Hurreya, tipped-off to the imminent arrest, to abruptly exit the port before completing its contractual obligation.

Court Secretary Salah documented the incident in full detail and the arrest order remains active.

Mamdouh commented that regardless of the inept actions of the Safaga Port Authorities, MMLS would continue pursuit of legal recourse on behalf of its client.

MV Al Hurreya is under contract for transport between Egypt's Red Sea Port of Safaga and Duba, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, scheduled to return within the next ten days.

Designed in Germany and built in 2005, MV Al Hurreya, is a 6,000 DWT RORO ship with the capacity to carry with 74 trailers and 55 cars.

RORO cargo generally consists of items such as tractors, buses and trucks, or oversized cargo loaded on special flatbed, mafi or lowboy trailers.