Malaviya Seven crew finally heading home

The last men onboard the detained OSV Malaviya Seven are heading home from Aberdeen to India after a buyer was found for the ship.

Bust GOL Offshore from Mumbai owes hundreds of thousands of dollars in salaries to staff both ashore and at sea.

One of its ships, the Malaviya Seven OSV, has been detained in Scotland for a year with six of the crew still onboard after more than 16 months.

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) said the 24 crew of the vessel were owed more than £600,000 in total.

An auction of the ship last month had failed to attract a high enough bid and the ship was withdrawn from sale.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.


  1. There are still 4 men onboard and will stay till the ship is sold. It will another 10 days before the last men go back.

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