Three Hanjin ships stranded off US as shipper files for bankruptcy protection

(LOS ANGELES) — Three ships belonging to Hanjin Shipping Co. were stranded off the U.S. West Coast late Wednesday after the South Korean shipper filed for bankruptcy protection in Seoul, Bloomberg News reported. A spokesman for the Marine Exchange of Southern California said large containerships that come within 20 miles of port owe the exchange fees of as much as $1,000, while harbor pilots and tugboat operators also receive payments for their services to incoming vessels. The exchange directs traffic in the San Pedro Bay, which is shared by Los Angeles and Long Beach ports.

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By Professional Mariner Staff