Stranded sailors sent home after months at sea

Stranded oil tanker's crew rescued by Dubai Maritime City Authority.
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21 crew from the stranded oil tanker SAMHO JASPER have been repatriated after several months drifting in Dubai waters.

The crew, who were from Indonesia and Myanmar, had endured months without pay, surviving on a limited supply of water and power, after the firm they worked for (SAMHO) had filed for Bankruptcy.

DMCA and the Dubai government had to intervene on their behalf with healthcare and logistics support during their time in the Gulf.

The vessel, which has been renamed GOLDEN LAKE, is now out of Dubai waters.

DMCA successfully coordinated with the Port Police, the Harbour Master's office, Korean Consulate and the Korean owners and operators, to safely manage the offshore situation and ensure a swift resolution of the outstanding issues.

DMCA, with the support of the DM government, successfully negotiated with the concerned parties to ensure that the crew members were properly compensated for back pay before they were repatriated.

 

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