Qingdao Maritime Court has announced that it will auction on January 5 three general cargo vessels, Dong Hong Da, He Hong Da and Ye Da, all belonging to Yantai Fengyuan Shipping.
The auctions were requested by a number of crews of the company over work contract disputes.
The court detained the vessels, which are still on bareboat charter contracts, in October.
Yantai Fengyuan Shipping mainly operates in the domestic coastal shipping business. It is currently dealing with a number of court cases.