‘Hebei Spirit’ Two released on bail, rally cancelled

News has been received from Korea that the ‘Hebei Two’, Captain Jasprit Chawla and Chief Officer Syam Chetan, have been released from jail on bail, pending the final decision by the Supreme Court.

Bail was set at $ 10,000 for each officer. The treatment of the Hebei Two brought together global shipping associations and unions which planned to host a rally in London to protest against the treatment of Captain Chawla and Chief Officer Chetan. In view of the release of the Hebei Two, the trade associations and unions have agreed to cancel the rally, which was originally scheduled for January 23 in London. V.Ships’ Senior Management, which employs the two men, expressed its gratitude to the Korean Government for taking the first positive steps in resolving the case.

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