US$354,000 Unpaid Wages Recovered with SOS and SMOU's Help


Unpaid wages totaling up to US$354,000 was recovered from Athens-based Athenian Ship Management Inc. after 12 months since its vessel was arrested in Singapore.

On 11 September 2018, the Liberian flagged vessel Tina was arrested by the mortgagee bank over unpaid loans. The case was first brought to the union’s attention by International Transport Workers’ Federation. SOS and SMOU boarded the vessel on 24 September 2018, together with the port chaplains from The Mission to Seafarers and Sailor’s Society. All the Filipino crew members were repatriated by January 2019.

Following the judicial sale of the bulk carrier, the seafarers were able to recover their unpaid wages in September 2019.

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