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Abandoned sailors of the ship crew from Nakhodka will return home 9 November

Members of the crew of the tanker Carolina Wind, which is blocked for several months in the port of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, will return to Primorye in the coming days, the press service of the regional administration said on Wednesday, citing the contract manager of the shipowner company Nakhodka-Portbunker Vladislav Nuriyev.

"Departure is scheduled for Thursday, November 9. The company entered into contracts with new employees, who will replace the previous crew, they already went to the UAE yesterday. Another three team members who arrived on the tanker in September of this year, will continue their work on the ship. Agreements have also been concluded with them, and in the near future they do not plan to return home. At the request of a foreign party, we can change the crew on this ship only in full force, that is seven to seven. Now the team has already been selected, within a few days we will complete the paperwork and send the sailors to Sharjah. Accordingly, the team located there will be able to return home, "- are reported in the message at the meeting at and. about. Governor of Primorye Andrey Tarasenko. It is reported that currently three seamen are issued passports, visas and air tickets.

Earlier it was reported that the spouse of one of the crew members turned to the acting head of the region, Andrei Tarasenko, for help. Carolina Wind was arrested in the port of Sharjah because of debts of Nakhodka-Portbunker LLC, which is in bankruptcy proceedings, to Gazprombank. The ship can not be sold, because it is pledged to the bank. Since June, the tanker of the shipowner Crystal East has also been located in the UAE.

Earlier, the Russian Seamen’s Union (RPSM) reported that relatives of the crew members of the Russian motor ship Carolina Wind, abandoned by the shipowner Nakhodka Portbunker in the Emirates, are asking for help in returning seamen to Primorye. Many crew members have already completed individual contracts, but there is no replacement. On the ship there is no connection with the shore, there is no supply. There are also Crystal Nord and Crystal East vessels of the same shipowner, their crews also asked for help, finding themselves without salary and the opportunity to return to their homeland. Verification in connection with the violation of the rights of the crew members of ships arrested in the port of Sharjah, is carried out by the Nakhodka transport prosecutor's office.

LLC Nakhodka-Portbunker is one of the largest bunker companies in the Far East. The company's fleet comprises 11 bunker tankers with a total deadweight of more than 43 ths.