DL Marigold cleaned, back in New Zealand port

South Korean bulk carrier DL Marigold, which effectively became a ship in search of a port on March 6th after New Zealand expelled it from Tauranga, has been allowed back into the country.

DL Marigold was thrown out after divers found heavy fouling of the ship’s hull. She headed for Fiji to get cleaned, but was then refused entry there as well. Dae Lim elected to employ New Zealand divers to clean the hull while the ship remained in international waters, thus permitting the ship to return to Tauranga after an absence of just over three weeks.