On the port of Amsterdam has forbidden to leave port, the Russian transport ship “Nikolai Kasatkin” (the port of registry Nevelsk, Sakhalin), who came to Holland with a load of crab from the Barents sea, due to revealed violations of working conditions of the crew and security measures. This was reported to journalists by the head of the Kaliningrad branch of the Russian trade Union of sailors Vadim Mamontov.
According to Mamontov, who is quoted by TASS, we are talking about the amounts owed by the shipowner to the crew wage for the four months of 90 thousand dollars, incorrectly drafted employment contracts invalid medical certificates of seafarers, compliance with safety requirements on Board.
The vessel supplies. About the situation, the inspectors of the International transport workers ‘ Federation (ITF) informed the shipowner. In response, her representative stated that “in fact, the company delayed the salary of only one month due to objective reasons, the crew requirements are unfounded”, said the head of the Kaliningrad branch of the Russian trade Union of sailors.
The crew, said the Mammoth, “declared a strike and refused to go on unloading until the payment due”. According to him, “to the ITF Inspectorate in Rotterdam directed requirements regarding non-payment of salary arrears from the previous specalise (ship) fishermen of Vladivostok, Kaliningrad, Rostov and Petrozavodsk”, worked under contracts with OOO “Parus”.
Far East investigatory management on transport of Investigatory Committee (IC) of Russia announced about the beginning of the Sakhalin checking the fact of possible non-payment of salary to the Russian seamen of a vessel “Nikolay Kasatkin”, striking in the port of Amsterdam.
The checking is done on the grounds of crime under part 2 of article 145.1 of the Russian criminal code (failure to pay wages). To check charged Sakhalin investigation Department of transport of regional management SK. The results will be made a procedural decision.
In turn, the representative of the foreign Ministry in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, told TASS that the Agency had not received complaints in connection with the situation.