: Cargo vessel with 12 Ukrainians aboard arrested over debts in Bulgaria

15:24 Jul. 13, 2016

Cargo vessel with 12 Ukrainians aboard arrested over debts in Bulgaria

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Ship-owner owes a total of USD 150,000 to the Ukrainain crew 

The AMUR ship with 12 Ukrainian sailors on board was arrested in Port of Burgas, Bulgaria, under the decision of the District Court, according to Maritime.bg.

The cargo ship under the Bulgarian flag has been remaining off the harbour since 24 June. The ship was delayed because the Amur Shipping ship-owners did not pay wage arrears to the crew.

The debt to the shipmaster, a Bulgarian citizen – who actually filed a lawsuit - totals USD 20.6 for the period from March 23 to June 20.

Amur Shipping owes a total of USD 150,000 to 12 Ukrainian-born crew members.

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The ship was previously named Asian Dream. The name was changed in March, when the company Amur Shipping became an owner of the dry-cargo vessel.

Bulgarian media say Greek businemen are the founders of the shipping company.

In March 2015 the ship Asian Dream was delayed in the Port of Varna. 14 Ukrainian sailors starved for several days on board over the stand-by.

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