China Says Stranded Indian Seafarers Being Provided “Convenience” Under COVID-19 Limits

The Indian ship “Jag Anand” had been stranded at China’s Jingtang port since June, it was carrying a huge consignment of Australian coal to China and had 23 crew members on board. The crew members were seeking immediate relief as the ship remained in the queue ever since its arrival. China reported on Tuesday that, it was providing “convenience” within the permissible COVID-19 limits to all the 23 crew members of the stranded Indian ship.

According to a statement by ITF-Asia Pacific Region, the plight of these seafarers had been highlighted by the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), National Union of Seafarers of India, and International Maritime Organisation.