Shipping services in the central Pacific are at risk of being delayed after the arrest of two ships in the Marshall Islands.
A high court judge in Majuro, Richard Hickson, has issued arrest warrants against two vessels of the PM&O line for owing almost 350,000 US dollars in cargo, dock and handling charges.
The ships are owned by to Panamanian-registered and a Japanese company and chartered by PM&O Lines.
The two vessels, the Micronesian Navigator and the Micronesian Nations, supply central Pacific countreis with goods from Asia and the US.
PM&O Lines is the only cargo company docking in the state of Kosrae in the Federated States of Micronesia.