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 E-AUCTION NO. MSTC/ERO/Kolkata Port Trust/16/BBD Bag/19-20/21325[228229]

 In terms of the direction of the Division Bench of Hon’ble High Court of Calcutta by Hon’ble Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Hon’ble Justice Suvra Ghosh passed in (i) Golden Fortune Limited SA versus Sohom Shipping Private Limited and Others with APO No. 139 of 2019 (ii) Leela Ship Recycling Pvt. Ltd.–vs- Sohom Shipping Private Limited and Others with APO No. 129/130/131/132 of 2019 (iii) Rigveda Maritime PTE Ltd. v. Sohom Shipping Private Limited And Ors. (APO 133 of 2019), offers are invited for e-auction through MSTC Portal from the intended purchasers for the sale of the Vessel M.V. VSEVOLOD BELETSKIY lying inside the Haldia Dock of Kolkata Port Trust on “as is where is” basis,.

2.       Brief particulars of the vessel are as follows :-

Name of the Vessel : VSEVOLOD BELETSKIY / UBJP8

Flag : Russia

Type : Bulk Carrier / Gearless

I.M.O. No. : 9530307

Year of Built : 2010

G.R.T. : 22070

N.R.T. : 11930

Length : 179.50 m

Breadth : 27.70 m

Depth : 15.00 m

Deadweight : 33324

Classification : Rina C

Engine : 2S 6 CYL: WARTSILA, 6RTA48T-B

B.H.P. :11707 (8730 KW)

L.D.T. : 9425.7


3.       Foreign Buyers who are interested may also participate in e-auction.  However, currency in the bid should be in Indian National Rupees (INR) Only.

4.       Reserve Sale Price of the vessel is Rs. 24.15 Crore.

5.       Pre-bid Earnest Money Deposit of Rs. Two Crores has to be submitted before the start of auction to MSTC as per details mentioned in the auction catalogue. The pre bid EMD of the bidders will not be refunded without the leave of the Admiralty Bench and, preferably, the pre-bid earnest money deposits of the second highest and third-highest bidders will not be refunded before the entire consideration is received from highest bidder.

6.       The e-auction shall be held on 01.11.2019 at MSTC website www.mstcecommerce.com. The acceptance of the offer will be communicated to the successful bidder upon leave obtained from Division Bench of Hon’ble High Court of Calcutta. Confirmation of Sale will appear before the Admiralty Bench on November 08, 2019 or on 11.11.2019.

7.       The successful bidder shall pay 25% of the bid amount within five days from the date of acceptance of the bid and the balance within 15 days from that date. No Bank Guarantee will be accepted. In default of payment of 25% of the bid amount within five days from the date of acceptance of the bid, the sale shall unless otherwise ordered, stand automatically revoked and the pre-bid Earnest Money Deposit shall be forfeited and the ship resold at the risk and cost of the successful bidder, whose bid was accepted. Should the balance of sale consideration be not paid within the aforesaid time of 15 days from the acceptance of the tender, the sale shall stand automatically revoked and the pre-bid earnest money of Rs. Two Crores shall be forfeited. The 25% amount already paid shall be retained to meet any shortfall or other expenses arising out of the said resale.

8.       Customs, Excise and Import Duty, Sales Tax, Local Taxes, GST etc. as applicable will be on ‘BUYERS ACCOUNT’ and shall be payable extra to the respected authorities and produce the receipts for such payment before the clearance is granted to the vessel.

9.       The ship should be removed from the Kolkata Port within 30 days from the date of sale and the buyer have to pay Port Dues, fees and charges to the Port as applicable for this period. From the date of purchase of the vessel, all rates / penalties and other charges shall be on the Buyer’s Account. The deposit will also include any monies forfeited but not hire charges for 30 days’ period required by Clause (2) in Regulation-6 of Calcutta Port Trusts (Distraint / Arrest and Sale of Vessels), Regulations, 1989. During this time the ship should be kept manned by certificated Master, certificated officers and certificated Engineers plus an adequate number of crew. These arrangements should be made by the Buyer.

10.     Beyond the stipulated period of 30 days, the Buyer will also have to pay additional berth hire charges beyond the normal charges and all the rate/penalties from the date of sale of the vessel till the date of actual removal of the vessel from the port in accordance with the Major Port Trust (Distraint or Arrest and sale of vessels) Regulations, 1989.

 11.     Under no circumstances, the Buyer will be permitted to dismantle the ship inside the harbour or within Kolkata Port limits.

12.     The ship which is lying at Haldia Dock Complex of Kolkata Port Trust may be inspected by prior appointment with the Director, Marine Department / General Manager (Marine), HDC from 15.10.19 to 22.10.2019.

14. Further details of the order of the Hon’ble Division Bench dated 30.09.19 will be available in the website of Calcutta High Court at https://www.calcuttahighcourt.gov.in.


                                                                                                        Director, Marine Department
                                                                                                                  Kolkata Port Trust
                                                                                                          Special Officer appointed by
                                                                                                        Hon’ble High Court at Calcutta

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