UAE sanctions shipping company for abandoning seafarers

UAE sanctions shipping company for abandoning seafarers

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has started a crackdown on ship owners that abandon and maltreat seafarers.

Towards this end, the country’s Federal Transport Authority (FTA) for Land and Maritime has announced a ban on all the ships belonging to Fujairah-based Venous Ship Management and Operation LLC for not protecting seafarers’ rights.

As a result of the ban, Venous is barred from operating in the UAE waters.

The ban was announced in a circular [No (9) 2018] issued to ports authorities, harbour masters, ship agents and seafarers.

“Ships belonging to Venous Ship Management and Operation LLC, or belonging to the owners of the said company, are banned from operating in UAE ports and waters, or anchoring in UAE waters,” the circular signed by the Executive Director, Marine Transport, FTA, Hessa Bint Ahmad Al Malek, stated. 

The authority also warned all seafarers and ship agents against dealing with the blacklisted company or other companies owned by the same owners.  



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