THE Australian Maritime Safety Authority detained the Marshall Islands-flagged containership Delos Wave at Port Botany on 4 February, the day after it arrived from Shanghai.

A spokesperson for AMSA confirmed the vessel had been detained under the Navigation Act 2012.

“AMSA has detained the vessel due to a defective emergency generator.  The vessel will remain in detention in Port Botany until the satisfactory rectification of the deficiencies have been completed,” the spokesperson said.

“Obligations under the Maritime Labour Convention to ensure the safety and welfare of the crew continue to apply whilst the vessel is under detention.”

According to AIS data, current as of mid-day 8 February, the vessel is berthed at Port Botany’s Hayes Dock.

The containership Delos Wave is flagged in the Marshall Islands and has a cargo capacity of 2824 TEU. The ship is 222.17 metres long (LOA) with a width of 30 metres.

The vessel is on Zim’s China Australia Express (CAX) service, which runs between Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen and Haiphong.