A high-profile, 51-day-long industrial action at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has raised questions over whether a buyer can be found for the giant South Korean shipbuilder.

The state-backed Korea Development Bank (KDB) has been trying to offload its 55.7% shareholding in the company over the last decade.

The now settled industrial action has led to criticism of management and added to the company’s debt mountain.