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UK arrests ship for non-payment of wages

22 December 2016

The United Kingdom authorities have arrested the Indian-flagged offshore supply vessel Malaviya Twenty because of non-payment of wages totalling almost USD300,000. The ship was arrested in Great Yarmouth, where it had previously been detained since July, after ITF inspections found that the then crew, and that of its sister ship, Malaviya Seven in Aberdeen, Scotland, were owed months of back pay. Both ships were detained for non-payment of wages and other deficiencies.

ITF inspector Paul Keenan has since found that the current 12 crew of the Malaviya Twenty were owed USD281,000 at the end of November. He has already won about USD230,000 owed to the ship’s previous crew.

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Are you having problems with getting your pay in full? If you are, this could be a sign that your company is in economic trouble. You should contact your union or the ITF directly as soon as possible to protect your wages and employment.

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