The NewLead Castellano bulk carrier, arrested in Massachusetts in April, is set to be auctioned off on August 8, bringing to an end another shameful story of crew neglect in the shipping downturn.
Greece’s NewLead Holdings finds itself wrapped up in a number of court cases. The Castellano was nabbed over a loan default while making a sugar delivery in the US.
It emerged the ship’s crew had not been paid for a number of months. The largely Filipino crew has been forced to stay onboard since April, but creditors have ensured food and water is ferried to the ship and a priest has come to the ship three times to perform Mass. Following the auction the crew are expected to be repatriated.