Lankan crew arrested for scrap

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Desperate Sri Lankan crew from an attached ship in Durban Harbour have been arrested after they tried to raise R800 ‘pocket money’ by selling metal from the ship for scrap.

The 13 men arrested with the metal at the weekend are part of the 26-member crew of the Lanka Mahapola, who say they are owed $85 000 (R708 900) in wages.

The Lanka Mahapola was detained after the Durban High Court granted an order for a maritime lien – the attachment of a ship as property in lieu of a debt.

The ship has been in the harbour since May 17. The crew, which claimed to have been at sea for 20 days without electricity to power the ship’s lights, enlisted the help of the International Transport Workers’ Federation.

The arrested crew is expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court this week. (Daily News-Durban)
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  • citizen1 Tuesday, 29 May 2012 07:43 PM

    That is the situation in the country as well!! They are scrapping every available resourse.

    asoka abeywardena Wednesday, 30 May 2012 05:28 AM

    I think it is okay...our ITN chief also wanted by courts for a scrap deal...he is still free coz he is a friend of MR...

    ajith Wednesday, 30 May 2012 12:08 PM

    You mean that bearded guy who boast the government for all its dirty work????

    Black Mamba Tuesday, 29 May 2012 12:27 PM

    Desperate guys have to take desperate measures!!!

    John Tuesday, 29 May 2012 12:37 PM

    ....scrapping one's own boat?!

    Minister Wednesday, 30 May 2012 03:39 AM

    OOh what have they done there? We have scrap masters here who try to sell millions of worth scrap on others' account!!


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