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Baltic Carrier Statement #1: Grounding of a time-chartered vessel

Motor vessel Baltic Carrier, which is under time-charter to ESL Shipping, ran aground yesterday evening north of Helsingborg. Vessel is owned by Baltic Forest Line MS "Baltic Carrier" Schiffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG and managed by Reederei Heinz Corleis KG.

Authorities have been on board and according to Swedish Coast Guard there are no reported oil leakages or other environmental damages, and crew onboard is safe. Divers will arrive in the afternoon to inspect the vessel and further steps are decided after that by owner of the vessel.

Swedish Coast Guard suspects Master for being under the influence of alcohol. ESL Shipping has zero tolerance for being under the influence of alcohol while on duty.

For more information, please contact:
Mikki Koskinen, Managing Director of ESL Shipping
Tel. +358 50 351 7791,