The Jag Anand, stranded off the Chinese coast for 356 days with Australian coal, left the port of Jingtang recently after delivering its cargo, according to Bloomberg.
Chartered by Cargill, the vessel left the port of Gladstone on May 26, 2020, laden with 174,000 metric tons (mt) of coal. It went into anchorage off Jingtang in mid-June last year before finally arriving into port on May 16.
The ship and its sailors, along with more than 70 other bulk carriers, were essentially stranded off the coast when China implemented a ban on several Australian commodities amid worsening relations between the two countries.
At least 19 ships carrying Australian coal from the height of the spat are still anchored off the Chinese coast. The W Eagle, holding 90,000 mt of Aussie coal, departed Gladstone on June 17 and is still waiting off Jingtang.
While China allowed 35 of the ships to offload, others sailed away earlier this year and delivered their cargo to India, Vietnam and other nations in Southeast Asia.