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Around 10 million tonnes of coal are loaded in the ships, which China is not allowing to land at ports. Indian sailor Virendra Singh Bhonsle is also in undisclosed captivity with 23 companions aboard his ship Jag Anand off the east coast of China.
Virendra’s ship loaded with 1.6 lakh tons of coal from Australia. Until the coal is released, under the rules, they cannot leave the ship. The physical and mental conditions of his colleagues are continuously deteriorating. The father of one has died in India. Mother is battling cancer. Some partners are patients with diabetes and hypertension. Medicines are running out. The injured are living without treatment.
Navigation officer of the ship Anastasia stranded at the Kaofedian port, 31 miles from Jag Anand, Gaurav Singh, the navigation officer of the ship, said that most of his sailors were not coming out of the cabin.
China is constantly making excuses
China is not allowing cuckoo landings on the pretext of environmental protection regarding Corona. Experts say that the real reason is the demand of the Australian government to investigate the virus initially from China. In November, the Chinese Foreign Minister claimed that he was not stopping any ships, the reasons for the ships which were halted were commercial. Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian has also made excuses for environmental laws.