Since July 2017, two vessel have been seized with its crew members after lawsuit claims were filed against them.
The vessels ‘Crystal East’ and ‘Carolina Wind’ were jointly seized after lawsuit claims were filed against them for bankruptcy.
The vessels were seized in addition to other properties owned by the bankrupt company and have remained in the UAE since July 2017.
The situation was further complicated since the personal papers and documents of the Russian crew members have also been apprehended which has hampered them from returning home.
The Far Eastern transport prosecutors have launched an investigation to look into the matter of violation of rights of sailors who were detained on the the vessel seized in the UAE port.
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