Ship detained in Leith port over unpaid wages

Cargo ship Alexander Tvardovskiy (IMO 9057290) has been detained in Leith port in Edinburgh, UK for non-payment of wages to Russian sailors on board. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has confirmed that it found “several deficiencies” with vessel, which was missing valid international safety management (ISM) and ship security (ISSC) certificates.

The MCA said that the vessel would remain in Leith “until the seafarers’ wages are paid and other identified deficiencies are rectified”, adding that it was working closely with the owner and the ship’s master to address the various issues raised by the inspection. “The vessel will not be allowed to sail until the MCA has re-inspected the vessel and is satisfied that the deficiencies have been rectified.”

1996-built, Cook Islands-flagged, 2,319 gt Alexander Tvardovskiy is owned by NWS 6 Balt Shipping Co Ltd care of manager North-Western Shipping Co of St Petersburg, Russia. ISM manager is Logmar OU of Tallinn, Estonia. \lsdpriority49