China | New BBQ? Dining room table? Indonesian-owned cargo ship? It's all on Taobao
Anything can be bought online, even this. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Anything can be bought online, even this. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

New BBQ? Dining room table? Indonesian-owned cargo ship? It’s all on Taobao

January 19, 2017 7:34 AM (UTC+8)

Shanghai Maritime Court sold a confiscated foreign-owned cargo ship for US$2.41 million through an online auction on Taobao, Global Times reported.

The Panamanian-flagged Mahoni was bought by the Hong Kong-based Zhongjiang Ocean Shipping through China’s biggest consumer-to-consumer online shopping platform, and was transferred to the firm by the court on Friday.

Mahoni was seized in May 2016 after 31 Filipino crew members filed a lawsuit against the boat’s Indonesian owner claiming they had not been paid for 18 months.

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