The Bernhard Schulte group of companies has come on record to say that it is not in any way involved with the $4.3m legal claim that led to one of its supramax bulkers languishing under arrest in Singapore last week.

The 56,800-dwt Universal Bremen (built 2010) was seized by officials of the Sheriff of Singapore’s office late last Friday over a cargo claim from the Dubai branch of the National Bank of Fujairah (NBF).