Detention of vessel in Port of Brisbane for unpaid wages

Australian authorities have detained a second vessel at a Queensland port after crew members reported being owed more than AU$100,000 in unpaid wages.

The Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier Xing Jing Hai, owned by Chinese company Ocean Prosperity and managed by Dalian Shipping, was delivering clinker — a material used in the manufacture of cement — to the Port of Brisbane.

The vessel is the second to be detained by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority during the past week after the Panama-flagged Fortune Genius was held at the Port of Gladstone last week.


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