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Update to abandoned Indian Seafarers of MV Tamim Aldar off UAE Coast

Author: Human Rights at Sea, Published on: 1 July 2019

The remaining abandoned Indian crew on the UAE flagged MV Tamim Aldar after they were returned yesterday to their deteriorating vessel by the UAE Coastguard following their own abandonment of the vessel... it took days for the crew to make the lifeboat serviceable for the dangerous 25 nautical mile journey to shore... The crew stated that they did not know what else to do, so they made a collective decision and were forced to leave for reasons of serious concern for their personal safety... once ashore and having had their case lodged as a criminal complaint... there was the suggested possibility of them going to jail... the crew have now had to accept their return back out to sea.

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