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Seamen of the Nakhodka tanker crew abandoned in the UAE returned home - EastRussia | Far East






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Abandoned crewmen of the tanker from Nakhodka returned home

The boatswain and the mechanic of the crew of the tanker Carolina Wind (owned by Nakhodka-Portbunker LLC), who were locked in the port of Sharjah of the United Arab Emirates for several months, returned to Primorye, Interfax reported on Monday referring to the chairman of the Far Eastern Regional Organization Nicholas Sukhanov. The third, senior mechanic, on the way home - in Vanino Khabarovsk Territory.

According to the trade leader, it is reported that three more Russian sailors remained on the ship, deciding to continue work. All the crew members feel normal, the tanker has water and food. The issue of returning to Primorye the crew members of another arrested vessel of the same ship owner Crystal East, which has been in the UAE since June, is being resolved. "We contacted the crew, there are seven sailors on board. They said that the shipowner will provide them with a replacement until mid-November, the sailors will be repatriated, "the message quoted Nikolai Sukhanov.

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. The Nakhodka transport prosecutor's office is checking for violations of the rights of crew members of ships arrested in the port of Sharjah.

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.