Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has revealed shocking details onboard of a ship detained in the UK for the past three months.
The 25-year-old Turkish-controlled general cargo ship Tahsin has been held at Sharpness Docks amid claims “modern day slavery” conditions were found onboard.
It has been alleged the crew were not paid their wages, and authorities also found crewmembers living off sea water and out-of-date food.
AoS has provided an on-call service to the men, both to the original crew who left in mid-June and the replacement crew who remain onboard.
The ship is owned by Istanbul-based Voda Denizcilik.