Panama Asks IMO for Help in China’s Coal Carrier Dispute with Australia

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    Panama is urging the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to step in to help stranded seafarers and shipowners wrapped up in a trade dispute between China and Australia.

    Some 74 vessels loaded with Australian coal and more than mariners are currently idled in Chinese ports and waters after Beijing last year placed an unofficial ban on imports from Australia, reportedly in retaliation for Canberra’s call for an international probe of the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. Many of the vessels and their crews have been stuck for as long as nine months with crews unable to debark due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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