Arrested Russian handysize bulk carrier in January 2019, is going to be auctioned in the United States. United States Marshall is selling 2007 built handysize bulk carrier 23K DWT MV Pomorye which is owned by Murmansk Shipping Company (MSCO). The current market price of MV Pomorye is around $10 million. United States Marshall reserve price and the opening minimum bid is $2.5 million. MV Pomorye sale is following to the United States court order made as a result of non-payment of a fee during a call in New Orleans in April, 2018. MV Pomorye was arrested in New Orleans in May, 2018. Russia based Murmansk Shipping Company (MSCO) has been hit by a series of ship arrests.
Russian shipowner and operator Murmansk Shipping Company (MSCO) bought 2010 built handy bulk carrier 33K DWT MV Vsevolod Beletskiy from German shipowner Oldendorff for around $5 million. Russian shipowner and operator Murmansk Shipping Company (MSCO) is planning to buy three (3) more handy dry bulk carriers. Currently, Murmansk Shipping Company (MSCO) has a total fleet of 31 vessels including 15 dry bulk carriers.