Bulk carrier Asirat stranded in Tunisia, 20 crew requesting repatriation
Bulk carrier Asirat is stranded in Gabes port, Tunisia, since Aug 1, according to Romanian Seafarers Trade Union. Vessel is detained due to commercial disputes, present owner unknown, vessel marked as “sold to undisclosed owner”. 20 crew all Romanian, is not paid since July, present living conditions are very poor, probably supplies as well. Crew request repatriation, Trade Union is demanding from Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to organize repatriation of the crew.