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25 Crew Members Abandoned At Sea amid Corona Pandemic

In a recent news which is coming from the shipping world, it is has been reported that around 25 crew members of two different bulk carriers have been left on ship without any salary and health. The nationality of the crew is mixed. Some are Filipino or Sri lankan or East European.

The crew is forced to stay on ship after their vessel was detained on the Port of Djibouti. While most of them have not been paid for Eight Months, some of the crew members are sick as well.
ITF is currently managing the matter and is in discussion with local authorities as well the ship owners. ITF is pushing, so that crew members can go home.

The name of the ship is MV Ptolemeos and MV Arrybas and the crew is stuck there for so long.
Image Credits: ITF- Visit https://www.itfseafarers.org/en/news

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