Russian vessel «Professor Megrabov» arrested in Dalian, in China, one of the crew members died, said on Tuesday, December 29, the news Agency RIA Novosti with reference to the attache of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Shenyang Cyril Machina.
«As far as we know, the vessel was arrested. The company-the charterer and the owner now undergo the procedure of competitive management, that is, as I understand it, they don’t have enough money to pay the expenditures», – quotes Agency the words of a diplomat.
Earlier in the day on the official website of the Public television of Primorye had been published about Russian sailors stranded in Dalian. There released a video message to the members of the crew of the ship «Professor Megrabov,» in which the report of nonpayment by an employer of salary for four months, and the corpse on Board and the lack of heating, light, food, fuel on Board.
Far East investigatory management on transport SK the Russian Federation initiated a procedural check on signs of the crime provided by article «nonpayment of a salary». The investigation will have to establish the exact amount of debt, and to give a legal assessment of actions of persons who violate the labour rights of seafarers.
The Chairman of the far Eastern regional organization of the Russian trade Union of seamen Nikolay Sukhanov has informed journalists that an official request from the captain or crew of the ship they were reported.