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.

Twoships leased to the Japanese firm were “taken over” after war broke out, butwere later sunk, the Hong Kong daily added.