MSC working towards securing the release of seized vessel MSC Aries

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MSC is actively working with authorities to secure the release of the MSC Aries, a container ship seized by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in the Persian Gulf. The ship, on lease from Zodiac Maritime, was rerouted to Iran while en route from Abu Dhabi to Jawaharlal Nehru Port. The 15,000 TEU vessel was boarded early on April 13, prompting concerns over the safety of its 25-member crew. This incident underscores ongoing regional tensions affecting maritime operations, with potential implications for Middle East trade routes and global shipping logistics. Yesterday, a joint industry open letter was sent to the United Nations Secretary-General – His Excellency Antonio Guterres – calling for assistance and drawing attention to the innocent seafarers killed and being held hostage.

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