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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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"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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