Wage arrears to the crew of the megayacht Indian Empress for nearly $1 million finally will be paid off.
As reported by Boat International, in resolving the question in favor of the injured party contributed to the intervention of lawyers from the seafarers ‘ Union Nautilus.
Now the Union continues to collaborate actively with the Maltese court to provide speedy debt payments for material rewards team Indian Empress.
The amount of payment will vary from $1,300 to $55,000. Average — $20,745 per crew member.
“We are pleased that we were able to help members of our Union. It is incredibly important that seafarers working on Board superyachts, joined the Nautilus before they really encounter this kind of problem. Procrastination usually leads to the fact that it is already too late,” says Danny McGowan (Danny McGowan) from Nautilus.
The beginning of a long trial began in September 2017 in Malta, when Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya (Vijay Mallya) left 95-metre superyacht. It is alleged that more than 40 crew members had not received since the salary.
This year, Indian Empress, now renamed Neom, was twice exposed on auction. Eventually in September the boat was sold to Sea Yachting Beauty for €35 million.
Recall that Oceanco Indian Empress built in 2000 and 16 years later experienced a total refit. The boat is ready to take aboard up to 12 guests and 30 crew members. Being equipped with three diesel engines MTU 20V1163TB93, it can reach speeds of 25.5 knots, and the range of its stroke reaches 6700 nautical miles at 18 knots.