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THORSTAR is expected to berth at Port Botany on Thursday, six weeks after it was detained by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

According to an update to customers from the vessel’s agents, Thorstar is expected to berth at DP World Sydney on 14 October.

AMSA detained the Liberian-flagged vessel on 2 September at Port Botany after inspectors found “defective cargo securing arrangements and failure of the vessel’s safety management system to ensure the effective maintenance of the ship and its equipment”.

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The vessel was directed to White Bay in Sydney, where it has remained while undergoing repairs.

Thorstar is a 2826-TEU fully cellular containership built in 2003. Its length overall is 222.16 metres with a width of 30 meters.

The vessel is on the T.S. Lines’ China-Australia II (CA2) service. According to the published schedule for the vessel, it was due to be in Melbourne on 4 September.

No cargo has been discharged, as the ongoing repairs need to be complete before operations can commence.

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