21 Crewmen Stranded on Ship Without Food or Fuel

By MarEx 2013-07-01 11:39:00

21 crewmen are stranded aboard a Liberian-flagged ship in the Gulf of Suez, and have been there for nearly six months after the vessel suffered technical difficulties.

A mariners’ helpline in India received a call for help from the vessel. They have run out of food and fuel, and reportedly have not been paid for months.

The crew was supplied through a recruitment agent; the Indian Director-General of Shipping may pursue legal action against these recruiters.

The Shipping Ministry is working on bringing the stranded crewmembers back to India, and settling their wage dispute.

The A. WHALE is a crude oil tanker owned by TMT Group, a Taiwanese shipping firm that filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. last week.