Ship detained at Aberdeen Harbour amid crew welfare concerns

Coastguards have detained an offshore supply ship near Aberdeen over crew welfare concerns.

Tuesday, 6th October 2020, 5:47 pm
Aberdeen Harbour
Aberdeen Harbour

Surveyors for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency are planning to carry out an inspection of the ship in relation to rules governing minimum working and living rights for

seafarers.

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The vessel is registered in Malta and owned by Dutch firm Global Offshore Services.

It is not allowed to leave Aberdeen Harbour until the inspection is completed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Surveyors.

The ship was detained on Monday according to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency following concerns that were raised about the welfare of the crew.

Fraser Heasley, MCA assistant director survey and inspection said: “We will always take reports around crew welfare seriously and we have used our powers as the Port State

Control authority to carry out this detention so that we can investigate more fully.”

The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers has backed the detention.

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