Deacon Joe O’Donnell, our port chaplain in Leith and ship visitor Anne Marie supported a group of seafarers from a dry cargo ship called Reggae detained in Leith.
The ship is Turkish-owned and the company currently has three ships in the UK. The Reggae’s crew of nine is made up of six Turkish and three Indian seafarers had not been paid for nearly three months.
Anne Marie and Joe took some crew out to help them get money to their families and offered them support and assistance. The crew have now returned home and a new crew is in place as the ship awaits release.
Thank you Joe and Anne Marie.