Acourt in Shanghai has seized the 226,434-dwt Baosteel Emotion (built 2011) atMajishan port in China’s Zhejiang province.

ShanghaiMaritime Court said on its website on Saturday that it had impounded the vesselin connection with a lawsuit concerning wartime reparations involving Chineseand Japanese shipping companies.

Thedispute stems from a deal in the 1930s between Chung Wei Steamship Co and theJapanese shipping firm, according to reports in the South China Morning Post.