Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has been providing support to the crew of a ship detained in Sharpness Docks, Gloucestershire, in the U.K. amid claims modern day slavery conditions were found on board.
The Panama-registered Tahsin has been held at the docks since early June after a complaint was received. It has been alleged the crew were not paid their wages, and authorities also found crew members living off seawater and out-of-date food.
The AoS team have been visiting the crew three times a week bringing them newspapers, baked goods and fresh produce from their gardens, and provided transport for them to go into town to send money home to their families. AoS has also provided an on-call service to the men, both to the original crew who left in mid-June and the replacement crew who remain onboard.