Al Messilah sidelined....hooray!
Well the reason the KLTT owned Al Messilah shuffled across to Berth H from North Quay on 26th Oct was not just to install some industrial fans. The West has reported that on 20th Oct, AMSA apparently found “a number of issues” and it withdrew the vessel’s certification to carry livestock until repairs were done.
The issues: holes corroded in the decks and bulkheads as well as wastage of the supporting structure, multiple issues with electrical cabling and an unserviceable generator. Oh ...and poor quality repairs had been made through the livestock decks. Ah but those old ships are just fine.....its only a vessel owner, maintenance issue apparently.
Just over 2 years ago, KLTT, a livestock-ship operator and importer, announced through its Australian subsidiary RETWA that it had committed to build the first of a series of new vessels to replace the existing KLTT fleet by 2020. Guess that means they were hoping the Al Messilah would hold together till that happened. Well looks like its in the hands of AMSA now.
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