Friday, 23 September 2016 17:17

22-member crew of Hanjin Vienna all safe and well


Due to the bankruptcy of the Korean charterer Hanjin, the German flag vessel Hanjin Vienna has been forced to stay at anchorage off Vancouver waiting for orders since 22 days. All crew members are safe and well cared for - including provisions and their payment. The vessel had been arrested in Vancouver due to unpaid invoices by charterer Hanjin. Contrary to wide spread media reports REEDEREI NSB is not the owner of this vessel, but operating her as the ship manager on behalf of the owner. Owners are currently in negotiation about outstanding payments with charterers Hanjin.

As managers of the vessel NSB is responsible for the operation and crewing of the vessel, and NSB does care for the safety of the crew and the vessel. As a matter of course the Nautical and Technical Department of NSB are in close contact with the Captain as well as with representatives of ITF, and all involved authorities. The vessel is safe and the situation does not pose any risk for our seafarers.

NSB arranged for the Chaplain of the Mission to Seafarers to visit the crew on board, he and the Captain confirmed that everybody on board is in good health and there were no concerns about the crew and conditions on board. The Master of the Hanjin Vienna comments: “Three weeks at sea that is little for a salted sailor. We are all well.”  In any case, NSB is making assiduous efforts to clarify the situation with the charterer Hanjin and have the vessel proceed with her voyage.



NSB Niederelbe Schiffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG (REEDEREI NSB), founded in 1982 and based in the metropolitan region of Hamburg, is an internationally active ship manager. With a fleet of currently 75 ships, the shipping company offers quality “made in Germany”. Apart from ship management services for container ships, tankers and offshore installation vessels, REEDEREI NSB provides newbuilding supervision, technical consulting, and crewing services for its own and third-party ships. With the patented ship WIDENING concept developed by NSB the ship manager has established itself as an internationally leading innovator.

REEDEREI NSB is a member of the NSB GROUP. About 130 shore staff and approximately 1,700 seafarers work for the ship manager.


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