MV Blida Crew Members Win

Published on February 11, 2013 by   ·   1 Comment
MV Blida

The vessel which was hijacked by pirates off Somalia and held in captivity for almost a year was sold at US$1,000,000 following a petition by the crew members.

MV Blida Crew Members Win in Somali Pirate Vessel Case

The vessel which was hijacked by pirates of Somalia and held in captivity for almost a year was sold at US$1,000,000 following a petition by the crew members.

The forsaken crew members, consisted ten Ukrainian and three Kenyans that served in the vessel which was ferrying 19,000 metric tonnes of clinker to Tanzania. A court in Mombasa gave the seamen orders to sell the vessel after losing contact with the ship owners after offloading their property.

In a sworn affidavit by Divosky Igor, who was the captain of the vessel, the crew members claim an accumulated salary of US$200,000 from proceeds of the sale.

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Source: Vessel Finder.

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  1. MPHRP says:

    Please note that the crew that were on board the vessel at the time of the highjack have not been paid. This was the crew who took over the vessel in Kenya and where then abandoned by the owners.