Mediterranean Car Carriers Line involved in another case of crew neglect

Mediterranean Car Carriers Line involved in another case of crew neglect

Greece’s Mediterranean Car Carriers Line (MCCL) is in the news again after it was revealed that the crew on another of its five ships have not been paid for the last four months.

The crew of the Sea Aeolis have been in touch with Splash via Twitter claiming they have not been paid since last October. MCCL officials have declined to comment on the issue when contacted by Splash today. The crew claim the ship has no cargo and has been put up for sale. MarineTraffic shows the 1992-built ship is currently at anchorage in Greece.

The news comes just days after MCCL was forced to pay $166,000 in back wages to the crew of another of its car carriers, the Sea Patris. The crew on that ship (pictured) had also not been paid since October and the ship had been detained by Port State Control in Belgium.

George Kavadas, the CEO of the Piraeus-based company, writes on the shipping line’s homepage: “MCCL is our family and everybody working for and with us, is becoming a part of the MCCL family. He becomes our family and we really care and respect our family members.”

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.

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1 Comment

  1. shipsurveyor
    March 1, 2018 at 2:51 am

    The ship should have a certificate of financial liability under MLC onboard. The crew can make a claim to the P&I club that issued the certificate. In this case it may be GARD which issued the certificate.
    mlc@gard.no phone: 47 90 52 41 00