A Scottish court has ruled that the 12 stranded Indian crew on the Malaviya Seven OSV in Aberdeen will likely be able to sell the vessel in order to recover their unpaid wages. A broker is being appointed to value the ship with a view to a sale then taking place.
The supply vessel has been detained since June last year. The crew’s unpaid wage bill now stands at more than $800,000.
The ship’s owner GOL Offshore from Mumbai is in liquidation.
Ken Fleming from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), told BBC Scotland yesterday: “GOL Offshore have appeared and disappeared, appeared and disappeared, and are playing with the legal system. “The horrific circumstances that it is inflicting on the crew has become unacceptable.”