Immediate 22 July 2017
LIBERTY PRRUDENCIA CREW FINALLY REPATRIATED
“THANKING YOU ALOT , PLEASE KEEP HELPING SEAFARER THE SAME IN FUTURE , YOUR PRESENCE GIVES US HOPE OF SAFETY AND SECURITY.”
Human Rights at Sea is delighted to be able to pass on the confirmed news that all 16 of the former crew of the MV Liberty Prrudencia are being repatriated home tomorrow (Sunday 23 July 2017) to their families, and that their wages have been finally paid after the charity and other organisations, including the ITF, the Indian Consulate and ship managers were first alerted to their plight in February of this year.
On the 10th March 2017, Human Rights at Sea published a detailed investigative case study about the case highlighting the human impact of abandonment. This was followed on the 8th April 2017 by the publishing a desperate letter requesting help from the crew. On 20th April, the CEO, David Hammond had an OP-ED published by Lloyds List covering the issue, followed by an article on 21 April by Anastassios Adamopoulos of Lloyds List highlighting ITF being approached to fund the legal case.
Today, the charity and other organisations received the following thank you letter from the crew:
“Dear ,SIR / MAM
Hoping you all doing well .
We all feeling glad to inform you that , we get fruitful result of our all the hard work and fights for crew rights ( wages and sign off )
With the help of all , helping authority ( ITF / HUMAN RIGHTS AT SEA /ARCTIC OFFSHORE – Malaxar shipping/ INDIAN CONSULATE / ISWAN) ,16 crew Member of Liberty Prrudencia get paid and repatriate as per our agreement after 8 months of struggle , tension , depression & false obligations.
This won’t be possible without the kind help of ( ITF / HUMAN RIGHTS AT SEA /ARCTIC OFFSHORE/ ISWAN / INDIAN CONSULATE ) Presence of such Good organization and pepole help us to take stand against cunning Owner and other problem creaters. We crew and our Families are heartily Thankful to all the Above helping hands.
Owners sell the ship , to clear libailties on vessel ( crew wages , repatriation & others )
This all happens due to the strong and early step & action taken by crew and helping authority ( ITF / HUMAN RIGHTS AT SEA / ARCTIC OFFSHORE / ISWAN / INDIAN CONSULATE ) against odd & in human practices.
In presence of (ITF / ISWAN / HUMAN RIGHTS AT SEA / INDIAN CONSULATE ) We seafarer feel safe and secure , thier strong support acts like a backbone for us .
Crew are really Thankful and appreciate the Noble work of ( ITF / HUMAN RIGHTS AT SEA / ISWAN / ARCTIC OFFSHORE / INDIAN CONSULATE ) , without you it won’t pe possible to secure our rights.
THANKING YOU ALOT , PLEASE KEEP HELPING SEAFARER THE SAME IN FUTURE , YOUR PRESENCE GIVES US HOPE OF SAFETY AND SECURITY.
CREW LIBERTY PRUDENCENICA”