APL container vessel released by Australian authorities

Container vessel APL England has been released by Australian authorities after the insurer has emphasized that it will pay all fines and costs in the case.

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Container vessel APL England is bound for China after it was able to leave the Port of Brisbane this weekend, where the vessel has been detained by Australian authorities since the end of May.

The vessel from Singapore-based container line APL lost at least 40 containers off Sydney's coast in May and was subsequently detained by the authorities. Over the weekend, inspectors from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, AMSA, approved the vessel's further journey to China where it is scheduled for repairs.

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