A solitary lowball bid for a detained OSV in Aberdeen yesterday saw an auctioneer cancel the ship’s sale, in the process prolonging the anguish of the crew and families of the Malaviya Seven who are owed many months of back pay.
Bust GOL Offshore 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.
The auctioneer withdrew the vessel from sale yesterday after only receiving a bid of £300,000.