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Duty bound to help abandoned sailors

While amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 cover abandonment, flag states should play their part too

Published Tue, Apr 15, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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UNLESS the situation has changed radically, the Panamanian-flag B Ladybug, a 27,003-dwt vehicle carrier managed from Singapore, remains adrift off the coast of Malta about a year after its owner got into financial difficulties.

International Labour Organization (ILO) representatives visited the ship's crew and made a film about the case.

That film was shown to the 300 …

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