A cargo ship carrying hydrogen from China to Ireland will be the last of its kind.
The Irish Navy announced the cancellation on Thursday after receiving the notice from the Chinese Maritime Administration, a state-owned body, of its application to renew the ship’s licence.
The ship, the Cargo Ships China, was the third of its type to be scrapped in the last two years, with the others being the China Shipyards Ship and China Shipping Corporation.
The last of the three was scrapped in November last year after China suspended its participation in the international shipping trade.
The announcement was made in a press release by the Irish Navy, which said that a meeting of the board of directors for the ship had approved the cancellation.
“Following a review of the application by the Chinese authority and after the meeting of all relevant stakeholders, the Board of Directors has determined that the vessel has no further future in the Irish Sea and will not be operated on the Irish sea,” the statement read.
It follows an earlier announcement in May by the Maritime Agency of China that the vessels, which were to carry cargo, would be scrapped. “
The ship’s owner, the Chinese government, has made no public statement on the issue and no further comment will be made.”
It follows an earlier announcement in May by the Maritime Agency of China that the vessels, which were to carry cargo, would be scrapped.
“It is with great sadness that the China Shipping Corp. has decided to cancel its export licence of the Cargo Ship China,” it said.
“China Shipping Corp’s intention to export goods and services to the EU and other major trading partners was cancelled in March 2015 when the ship entered service.
The ship is no longer in service.”
The China Shipping Co has previously said it would not operate any new ships, saying it would close its factory in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, in 2019.