China's Glory Sea arrested over unpaid crew wages

Glory Sea, the former Celestyal Odyssey, has been sailing for Diamond Cruise International since July 2016 Glory Sea, the former Celestyal Odyssey, has been sailing for Diamond Cruise International since July 2016

Glory Sea, owned by Diamond Cruise International Co., Limited, was placed under arrest by Shanghai Maritime Court due to unpaid crew wages.

Some 58 crew had submitted a complaint to the court.

Glory Sea began operating in 2016

Diamond Cruise International was established in 2015, and Glory Sea debuted with a maiden voyage to Japan in July 2016. The ship has operated sailings from Shanghai, Zhoushan, Qingdao, Dalian, Tianjin, Haikou and Lianyungang to destinations in Southeast and Northeast Asia.

The former Celestyal Odyssey was built in 2001 at Blohm+Voss.

Newbuilds planned

In 2017, Diamond Cruise International signed a cooperation framework agreement with China Merchants Industry Holdings to build two ships with an option for two more.

Posted 16 March 2019

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Katherine Si

China Correspondent

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