Bulk carrier FREE NEPTUNE abandoned
Bulk carrier FREE NEPTUNE with 23 Ukrainians on board seems to be abandoned by owner, FREE BULKERS SA, at Sohar. Vessel is anchored on Sohar Anchorage, Oman, since July 26, according to relatives information, crew weren’t paid wages for some 6 months. According to PAN (Pan-European Organisation of personal injury lawyers) lawyer, who’s defending crew’s rights, vessel has enough supplies, but there are no communications. Owner promised to ITF and PAN to repatriate crew and pay them wage debt, starting Nov 28.