Merchant of Venice

What is the connection between Antonio's losses and the situation he finds himself in with Skylock?

Merchant of Venice 4.1

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Bassanio, an aristocrat who has lost all of his money, comes and asks Antonio to loan him some money. Antonio puts up a bond indebted to Shylock in order to for Bassanio to woo Portia. When Antonio's trading ships sink, he is forced to pay back the bond to Shylock.