Drug seizure aboard Jacqueline C

Drug seizure aboard Jacqueline C


18 September 2018

Media Statement

Drug seizure aboard Jacqueline C


Carisbrooke Shipping can confirm the arrest of a crew member of our cargo vessel, Jacqueline C during her stay in Valleyfield, Canada.

The vessel underwent a customs search resulting in a number of bags being removed and the crew member being detained.

Canadian authorities have identified the contents of the bags as cocaine, and we can confirm that the crew member, a Philippine national, has been arrested with further charges pending investigation.

Carisbrooke Shipping has a zero-tolerance to drugs and is cooperating fully with the Canadian authorities.

Jacqueline C, a UK-flagged 12,914-dwt general cargo vessel, built 2009, was sailing from Linden, Guyana to Canada. The vessel itself has not been arrested and along with her remaining crew is free to continue her schedule.

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For further information please contact Jonathan Spencer or Bill Lines on +44 (0)20 7283 9915 or email operations@navigateresponse.com


Notes to Editors:

About Carisbrooke Shipping

Carisbrooke Shipping owns / operates a fleet of 32 modern dry cargo and multi-purpose vessels from our headquarters in Cowes (UK).

All key aspects of ship management are covered by the Carisbrooke Group, including technical and safety management, crewing and financial administration.

The vessels managed are modern, with an average age of around eight years and excellent safety records, and the company has developed a fleet of fuel-efficient vessels over the past few years.

The vessels trade worldwide and are operated by highly-trained, multinational crews.