According to MANA, Hanjin Shipping’s crew members were made redundant as the company’s business remained suspended. They were given the choice of leaving the company right away, or staying until a final decision on Hanjin Shipping’s future is made.
Of those 750 crew members, 180 left Hanjin Shipping immediately.
Of those remaining, 398 seafarers applied for no-pay leave, saying they would remain in Hanjin Shipping’s employment until the very end. Another 130 seafarers have found other jobs or will retire from service.
Sources said that seafarers who have opted to stay on are hoping that Korea Line Corporation, which has acquired Hanjin Shipping’s Asia-US and intra-Asia networks, will offer them employment when it commences container shipping operations.