Bomin fires back: "Thorco Lineage was unseaworthy"

Bunker supplier Bomin, which is under suspicion by Thorco Shipping for having supplied bunker fuel to shipwrecked Thorco Lineage, now replies in a new statement of defense. The ship may have already been unseaworthy upon departure, claims Bomin.

Thorco Lineage, which Thorco charters from international owner, grounded in Polynesia June 24, 2018. Bad bunker may be responsible for the accident. | Photo: Marine Nationale

German bunker supplier Bomin suggests that Thorco Shipping may itself be to blame for a large cargo ship running aground in the Pacific Ocean last year.

In a new court filing, the supplier claims that the ship may have had such extensive problems that it was not seaworthy already from the moment it set sail from the US towards Australia.

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