Ship faces "arrest" over unpaid crew in poor conditions

A Turkish owned merchant vessel faces arrest after being detained by British authorities in Cornwall when breaches of the Maritime Labour Convention were discovered.

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Relief for crew of detained scandal ship

The owners of the Turkish registered ship currently being detained off the Cornish coast have agreed to pay and repatriate its crew.

The International Transport Workers’ Federation had set a deadline for the owners of the Mazur to pay allowed wages and help the seafarers home.

But is says it has now decided to delay the legal arrest of the vessel on behalf of its crew and because the owners have demonstrated good faith by putting putting food onboard as well as washing machines.

Darren Procter from the International Transport Workers’ Federation says "the company is now promising to pay them all the money it owes them, and to repatriate them. If all that is owed is paid to the crew we will cease the arrest of the vessel."

Delays to crew payment will resume arrest

An International Transport Workers Federation spokesperson says that legal action by them on behalf of the Munzar's crew has resulted in the company responsible promising pay.

Darren Proctor told ITV News West Country that should there be any delay to the agreed schedule for payment, they will not hesitate to proceed with the arrest.

The company is now promising to pay them all the money it owes them, and to repatriate them.

While that money is transferred they have demonstrated good faith by putting food onboard, along with two much-needed washing machines.

If all that is owed is paid to the crew we will cease the arrest of the vessel. If the crew don’t get what they reserve we resume that arrest.

– Darren Procter, ITF

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Company responsible for stranded Munzar agree pay

The company in charge of a boat that has been moored off the coast of Cornwall for months, leaving crew living in filthy conditions, has agreed to pay all wages owed to them and help them to return home.

The International Transport Workers’ Federation says the Munzur, which is detained in Fowey, says two washing machines have been delivered to allow crew members to wash clothes and bedding.

The ITF believes that as well as paying the owed money the company is likely to sign an ITF agreement which will hold them to providing decent pay and conditions for crew in the future.

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Crew 'arrest' ship moored off Cornwall

A Turkish ship which has been moored off the coast of Cornwall for months has been "arrested" by its own crew.

They claim they haven't been paid and are living in horrendous conditions off Fowey.

They say they have been unable to get any agreement from the owners and are about to seize the vessel and hold it against the money they're owed.

"Abysmal" conditions on board

A Turkish ship which has been moored at Fowey for months has now been "arrested" by its own crew, after they claim they've not been paid and are living in horrendous conditions.

They've been unable to get any agreement from the owners and are about to seize the vessel and hold it against the money they're owed.

Darren Procter from the International Transport Workers' Federation says conditions on board the Munzur are the worst he's ever seen:-

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Ship at Fowey could be arrested after crew aren't paid

The Munzur Credit: International Transport Workers Federation

A ship that's been detained off the coast at Fowey in Cornwall because of safety failings could now be arrested because its crew haven't been paid.

The 12 crew members want to leave the Turkish owned 'Munzur', which would be sold, with the money used to pay their wages.

They're owed more than 35 thousand dollars.

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