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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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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