China’s Glory Sea reported arrested over unpaid crew wages

Cruise ship Glory Sea (IMO 9183518), which has been sailing for Diamond Cruise International since July 2016, has been reported as placed under arrest by Shanghai Maritime Court due to unpaid crew wages.

About 58 crew had submitted a complaint to the court that they had not been paid. 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 vessel was built in 2001 at Blohm+Voss. Diamond Cruise International has signed a cooperation framework agreement with China Merchants Industry Holdings to build two ship with an option for two more.

2001-built, Bahamas-flagged, 24,782 gt Glory Sea is owned by Diamond Cruise International of Athens, Greece. It is managed by Shanghai Xinhong Shipping of Shanghai, China.