Shanghai: Shanghai Maritime Court has ruled to detain a vessel – Jing Fan 1 – of financially troubled Shanghai Jingfan Shipping following the request of 29 crewmembers of the ship due to salary arrears.
Jingfan Shipping has suspended operation since August 2014 due to financial difficulties and has left a huge amount of unpaid debts. The crews of the company also haven’t been paid since then. The owner of the company has fled the country.
Shanghai Maritime Court will start the auction procedures for the ship soon. Another three ships of Jingfan Shipping were also detained by the courts earlier. One of them has been sold via auction, the other two are also waiting to be auctioned.