Bulk carrier ORUC REIS in desperate situation
Bulk carrier ORUC REIS is stranded on Pozallo anchorage, Sicily, since July 21, with several months wages delay, supplies running short, and a bunch of other problems, including tension and even fights among the remaining crew. Some of the crew fled vessel on a starboard life boat. Vessel is loaded with 31291 tons of scrap. Owner of the vessel doesn’t respond to Master’s calls. Understood ITF isn’t of much help, though asked, as the vessel isn’t covered by ITF agreement.