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Stranded crew on Chinese bulker to return from India soon

The 23 crewmembers on the Chinese vessel  Union Demeter, which has been detained in India’s Haldia Port for over 40 days, will be able to return home soon with the help of the Chinese consulate in India.

The vessel has been detained at the port since December under order of a court in Mumbai as the shipowner Tranvast, which declared bankruptcy in December, owed money to bunkering firms.

As food supplies and fuel on the ship are almost depleted, the crewmembers of the ship turned to the local Chinese embassy for help.

The Chinese consulate general in Kolkata said it has coordinated with the local government in Jiangsu, expecting the crewmembers will return to China in the near future.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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