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Abandoned vessel to be auctioned
The "Halani 1" which has been stranded for about two years on Walvis Bay anchorage, abandoned by its owner and iwth its unpaid crew only being supported by charitable organisations, was due for auction on May 20, 2019, at Bowmans, Cape Town.
Crew of Halani 1 left without wages in abandonment in Namibia
Eight Indian seafarers employed by the Indian vessel owner Halani have been left stranded without wages for months aboard the "Halani 1". The UK-based charity Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) has released a detailed report on how Halani deliberately abandoned the crew in Namibia with unpaid wages and insufficient provisions. The crew was suffering from fatigue and mental health problems. The vessel was chartered by the French oil major Total, between September 2016, and March 2017. It is not clear who was the next client for the vessel, as some crew was hired in late 2017. The first recorded notification of abandonment was April 27, 2018, and the remaining crew was without wages nine months on. Some of the crew members have been onboard for over two years. The vessel’s insurance has expired and there were no medicines on board, with food now being supplied by the Namibian Court. As per the International Labor Organization, the owner was having financial problems- They did pay off some of their other fleet vessel, but the crew on-board the "Halani-1" has not been paid since November 2018.Upload News