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Indian Seafarers Offered Fifty Percent of Wages Owed

Author: The Maritime Executive, Published on: 28 May 2019

Some Indian seafarers, who remain abandoned at sea in the UAE, have allegedly been offered only 50 percent of the wages they are due. The U.K.-based charity Human Rights at Sea says that most of the seafarers on two arrested vessels were in such a desperate situation that they accepted the offer without further negotiation... Human Rights at Sea has issued a statement saying the ongoing issue of abandoned Indian seafarers off the UAE, some for over 28 months, must now be brought to a swift end. The charity has consistently stated that such poor management behavior by maritime companies and owners towards their employees is entirely unacceptable in today’s society in a multi-billion dollar industry.

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