China Refused to Repair Russian Vessel. The Reason is the American Sanctions
OREANDA-NEWS The shipyard in China refuses to complete the repair of the ship "Neptune" of the company "Hudson", which fell under American sanctions. This is stated in the company's message.
"There is a problem leaving our ship "Neptune" from the port of Nang Thong, where the ship is idle unreasonably protracted repairs at a local shipyard because of the sabotage of the leadership of this company and his subordinates, due to their fear of secondary sanctions against the plant," — stated in the message.
It is noted that the leadership of the Chinese plant refuses to meet with representatives of the shipowner to resolve the issue. Neptune was not supplied with paid fuel, and the repaired hatch covers remain on the territory of the plant, without them the ship can not safely go to sea.
"The ship urgently needs to be removed and followed to Vladivostok to fulfill the state order for the transportation of floating objects of the Russian Navy to Kamchatka. The delay in the arrival of the vessel for loading threatens to disrupt this order and the corresponding consequences for the plans of various departments of the Ministry of Defense of Russia," the company said.
At the same time, foreign insurers terminated the liability insurance contracts for all the company's vessels. Without the appropriate certificates to vessels not involved in the transport of goods in and out of ports. A Russian insurance company, in addition to "Rosgosstrakh", also refused to cooperate with the "Hudson".
At the end of September in the South Korean port of Busan detained the ship "Sevastopol", owned by the company "Hudson". On Board were 12 people. The representative of the International Federation of Transport Workers (ITF) in the Far East, Peter Osichansky said that the detention is associated with American sanctions against the company.
In early October, the Russian foreign Ministry demanded to lift the ban for the Russian vessel to leave the port immediately. The Ministry also called the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Russia, Yoon GYN, who made a presentation "in connection with the illegal detention of "Sevastopol". The next day the ship was released.