Iran could rescue 29 of 30 crew members on board an Emirati cargo vessel that sank in the Gulf due to rough seas and strong winds.
Twelve seafarers who have not been paid for more than nine months have been given a boost as the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure fined the ship’s manager 30,000 UAE Dirham (approximately USD$8000).
Of 11, seven members are Indians while the rest are from Myanmar, the Philippines, Ethiopia, and Indonesia, the UAE’s representative mentioned in a letter as reported by AFP.
UAE Government’s Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure issued Cabinet Resolution as part of its new pathway “to regulate the navigational activities, protection of the marine environment and to protect the rights of seafarers on board ships in UAE waters and ports.”
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MSC has discharged cargo originating in the United Arab Emirates in Israel for the first time since the landmark mid-September agreement to normalize relations between the two countries.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry has reported that it detained a UAE-registered vessel on Thursday, 20th Aug 2020 after it was found violating the Iranian waters.
A Liberian-flagged product tanker, Wila, was boarded by Iranian forces in international waters, off Khor Fakkan Anchorage, 20 miles away from UAE on Wednesday, 12th Aug 2020, reported the US Central Command.
Human Rights at Sea and the Dominica Flag State Administration are increasingly concerned about the change in status of the MV Gulf Sky and its crew.
The FTA has decided on lifting the ship’s crew change restrictions gradually, and in the first stage under special circumstances due to COVID-19 Pandemic