Houston-based broker Pacific Chartering Services has asked a US judge to seize a German limited partnership (KG)-controlled bulker after taking over manager Intersee Schiffahrts’s claims against the ship.

The lawsuit, filed in the US federal court in Syracuse, New York, targets the 29,600-dwt Fritz (built 2010), which is owned by one-ship MS Fritz Schiffahrtsges.

It seeks $1.08m in total claims and interest, according to the lawsuit filed by lawyers at New York law firm Eaton & Van Winkle.

Pacific Chartering alleges that Germany’s Intersee, which operated the vessel, was not reimbursed for $526,000 in port fees and bunkers.