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Chinese crew invokes contract clause after order to call at India

Crew of a 48,500 dwt general cargo bulker are protesting against their employer’s decision to sail the vessel to India, where coronavirus infections are at a record high, underlying the mounting concern being raised by seafarers from China

Seafarers are trying to cite the ‘epidemic area-related’ clauses in their employment contracts to back their objection, but a shipping dispute lawyer said a lack of clear definition of the term may lead to a tug of war between the two sides

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