crew of the Malaviya Seven have not been paid in a year and the ship has been
barred from leaving Aberdeen since October.
Sheriff rules crew have right to sell
Malaviya Seven, which is detained in Aberdeen.
Typical of such situations, many of them have not seen their families and
several of them had to take loans at very high interest to provide and protect
their loved ones.
hearing in Aberdeen on Thursday, a sheriff ruled the crew have the right to
sell the ship and recoup their wages.
past and present members of the crew are owed more than $868,000, including 11
currently on board.
owners Union Bank of India say they will not try to stop the sale, but the crew
has been forced to agree to forfeit any future wages.
The crew has been supported by
local charities and churches during their time in Scotland and was taken in by
the city's Catholic community at Christmas.
Seven will now be valued and there will be a second hearing to arrange its