A shipowning affiliate of Germany’s Conti has filed a new lawsuit against Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) in a bid to press the liner giant to pay some $200m in arbitration awards over the deadly blast that rocked a container ship in 2012.

The legal manoeuvre is the latest shot in a decade-long legal battle over the incident on the 6,732-teu MSC Flaminia (built 2001) that killed three seafarers and damaged the vessel and its cargo.