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ITF calls for detention of ship not paying crew

20 October 2017

The ITF in Denmark is calling on the maritime authorities to detain a ship whose crew were revealed to have been unpaid for five months.

ITF inspector Morten Bach reports that an ITF inspection of the Turkish-owned, Malta-flagged Masalli in Aarhus found that the crew, recruited through a Russian company, had not been paid their wages since April and were owed a total of almost USD134,000. The ITF has called for the ship to be detained for breaching the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC). 

Meanwhile, the ITF is assisting the 16 crew members, who are made up of nine seafarers from Russia, six from Azerbaijan and one from Ukraine.

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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 shouldcontact your union or the ITF directly as soon as possible to protect your wages and employment. 



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