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Union Demeter to be released by Indian authorities

Chinese vessel Union Demeter, which has been detained by an Indian court for nearly 50 days, will be released and returned to China.

According to Nanjing Yuan Teng Shipping, the crew manager of the vessel, the owner Tranvast has managed to pay off bunkering fees owed which led to the detention of the ship, and salaries of the 23 crew.  The release of the ship is in process.

The ship had been detained in India’s Haldia Port since December after the Tranvast declared bankruptcy, leaving debts to bunkering firms.

The ship’s crew turned to the local Chinese embassy for help in February as food supplies and fuel on the ship were almost depleted.

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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