Stella Maris: Stena Impero Tanker Release Is Good News But Still Concerned About Other Ships
It has been reported that the tanker Stena Impero that was detained has been released and is leaving the Iranian Waters already. Although there are a number of other vessels that the charity is still concerned about.
The Vessel is moving towards international waters and then will go to Dubai where the crew will be debriefed and repatriated.
“After 69 days being detained against their will, it is good news that this crew has finally been allowed to sail and hopefully get back to their families soon” said Martin Foley, National Director of global seafarers’ charity Stella Maris.
This ship and its crew had a lot of attention from the world. However, Stella Maris is concerned about the remaining ships as well. At present, 14 vessels from around the world is being monitored by the charity which is affected by wage problems, lack of shore leave, bullying and harassment, death and piracy.
John Green, Director of Development said “Every year, out of the media spotlight, Stella Maris port chaplains and volunteers support seafarers in stressful situations that those working on land rarely come across. For seafarers, the support of good ship owners and Stella Maris remains vital when life at sea can be dangerous and highly stressful.”
Reference: Christian Today