German freighter Barbara arrested in Assens, Denmark
German freighter Barbara is arrested in Assens, Denmark, on ITF request on behalf of two Ukrainian crew, who’re claiming they have not been paid their wages for year, with debt totaling some $ 36,000. Ukrainians are to be repatriated to Ukraine on account of Danish Maritime Authority, the expenses to be compensated by an owner of the vessel. Vessel stays in Assens since Dec 22 12, reportedly detained by the authorities for outstanding debts. It’s rather difficult to take on trust accident reports when ITF is involved, one never knows if the reports are true or if it’s a regular ITF scam. Scam schemes story due to be published next week.