Belgium - Bulk carrier detained because of bad working conditions - August 31, 2019

Port State Control inspected the Liberian-flagged MV Lita and found safety breaches and deficiencies relating to working conditions on board. The inspection took place following a complaint by one of the seafarers. Only after nine days the ship was released when the most critical of the 36 deficiencies were repaired. During the detention union members afforded the crew with drinking water.

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