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Maersk Tigris Manager Liaising with Authorities

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 29, 2015

Rickmers Shipmanagement, managers of containership Maersk Tigris, which was yesterday approached, fired upon and boarded by the Iranian Navy in the Persian Gulf, issued a statement addressing the incident.

Rickmers Shipmanagement said it informed relevant international authorities immediately after being attended, adding that it takes its responsibilities as an international shipping line very seriously, complying with all applicable laws and regulations and ensuring that employees are aware of those laws relevant to their roles.

The ship’s manager is liaising with the relevant international authorities, and continues to monitor the vessel's position at the same time seeking communications with the crew.

Rickmers Shipmanagement said it is “seriously concerned” about the ship’s crew, emphasizing that the wellbeing of seafarers on board Maersk Tigris is its main priority. 

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