Advanfort and Seaman Guard Ohio crew at odds over company’s support

By from London

Security firm Advanfort and the crew of its vessel Seaman Guard Ohio, who remain stranded in India 17 months after this ship was arrested, disagree over the company’s level of support for the 35 men.

Charges against the crew were quashed in July last year, but the crew have no access to their travel documents, a situation maritime charities have called “unlawful”.

Asked what reasons were given by its insurers for rejecting claims for healthcare for the detained men, or the reason insurers allegedly stopped paying their accommodation costs, Advanfort acting president Ahmed Farajallah stated that the company does not have a “meaningful” response at this time, adding that the question should be answered by the insurers.

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