Laden Cargo Ship Stuck in Port Since June


India’s merchant ship remains stuck at China’s northern ‘Jingtank’ port since June, reports TheHitavada. 

What is the reason?

Indian Merchant ship ‘Jag Anand’, belonging to a Mumbai-based company Great Eastern Shipping Limited, is stuck in ‘Jingtank’ port since June. 

The ship is loaded with around 1.70 lakh tonnes of Australian coal and is being stopped by Chinese port administration to unload cargo.

This ship chartered by a private entity left from Australia in May and arrived at the Jingtang port in China by June 13. 

Suffering crew

Twenty-three Indian crew members remain stuck with no updates on the ship and living in unpleasant conditions. Many crew members are suffering from health issues and running short of medicines with each passing day.

The crew of the ship contacted ANI and gave a brief detail of their current situation on the condition of anonymity. The crew is said to have boarded the ship in January. 

No reason stated

According to reports, the Chinese port administration has not given any reason for the cargo unloading being denied. 

 An official from the Shipping Company said the company is doing all the possible efforts to sort the matter at the earliest.

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Source: TheHitavada


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