On Friday, VALE noted that the MV Dareen, which left Portland on 11 March 2022 was sitting at anchorage in Shanghai port after spending some days at Qinhuangdao Anchorage and Port between 27 Mar and 2 April 2022. Today it is noted to be heading into port.
Unless all the Portland cattle were unloaded at Qinhuangdao (unlikely if it then proceeded to Shanghai), the concern is that there may still be cattle onboard this ship. If so, any cattle onboard would have been onboard for 32-34 days after being loaded at Portland (approximately 2 days of loading time).
VALE has no information about how many days of extra provisions are on board the MV Dareen but 32-34 days would likely exceed the usual ASEL requirements of 3 days over the predicted time for China voyages. VALE also does not know if extra fodder was loaded at Qinhuangdao.
On Friday 8th April, VALE asked DAWE to confirm the status of this ship - loaded with cattle vs empty- and inform VALE of what measures are in place to ensure that any cattle on this vessel have adequate food and water for the remaining number of days until unloading. The Department have not replied to VALE.
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