Captain freed from arrest following maritime incident
During the conference Grain Forum & Maritime Days 2017, attended by George Zambartas a Ukrainian ship owner engaged us through our associated law firm in Odessa, Interlegal to make an urgent application to release the master from arrest.
The master was detained in Larnaca following calls at Famagusta, the Northern Cyprus port, which is prohibited under Cypriot Law.
A team from our shipping department in Limassol compromised of Eva Themistocleous and Sonia Ajini ( supported by Theocharis Panayi) , jointly with representatives of Interlegal, responded immediately and prepared the application through the night to represent the client’s interests in Larnaca court, and secure the release of the master the following morning so he could return to the vessel ensuring that the vessel was not detained in Larnaca over the weekend.
The speed of the response and the coordinated teamwork with our associated office , Interlegal, were key factors to achieving an early and successful release of the master less than one day after filing the application.
George Zambartas and the customer relationship manager of Interlegal, Vadym Solopko, led the case.