Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has continued to provide welfare and pastoral support for the crew of a detained ship in Sharpness Docks, Gloucestershire.
The Tahsin was held in early June when it arrived at Sharpness amid claims that the crew were living in conditions close to modern slavery, drinking sea water and eating out of date food.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) also found failings with navigation equipment, non-payment of wages, and operational equipment.
The AoS team in Sharpness visited the vessel two or three times a week, and provided an on-call service to the seafarers.
The charity’s ship visitors brought them baked goods, fresh produce, other practical items and provided transport into town.
Since its detention in June, the ship has had three crew changes, and now has a new captain on board.
It is understood that the crew have now been paid and the ship is now on its way to Tuzla in Turkey where it will undergo repairs.