With Russian sailors standing in China ship asked for help in the repatriation

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotomontaggi. Archival photoWith Russian sailors standing in China ship asked for help in the repatriation© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

Sailors from the Russian vessel «Peter the Great» standing in the workshop in Shanghai, appealed to the seamen’s Union for assistance in repatriation, now it is preparing a replacement, according to the far Eastern regional organization of the Russian seamen’s Union.

«The trade-Union of seafarers seafarers Union of Russia in Vladivostok got a letter from the crew of the ship «Peter the Great», flag of Russia owned by JSC «Murmansk shipping company». The ship is in a shipyard in Shanghai. On Board 19 people. According to the crew, the contracts expired on June 12, wages not paid in may and an advance for June. Seven people requested the repatriation, also on Board were people who needed medical care», — stated in the message.

Sailors also complained that the ship’s problems with provisions, and feared that the ship may be sold and that his salary they can get.

The Union contacted the head of human resources management of the Murmansk shipping company Svetlana Sheveleva, who said that «Peter the Great» is repaired in China, but for the sale of the vessel, the decision is still pending. According to Sheveleva, prepares change of the seven crew members who applied.

According to the Union, the company is organizing the replacement, and until June 20 scheduled execution a Chinese visa for a replacement crew. The willingness of the visa is expected on June 22 and the next day, seven people is due to leave on the ship.

According to Sheveleva, salary for may has already begun. Delivery of products is expected June 19.

The sailors reported to the trade Union that the shipping company received a telegram, confirming the words of the company’s management.