Taiwanese vessel temporarily detained in New Zealand for not paying crew

Maritime NZ detained bulk carrier Daiwan Justice (IMO 9709312) at Lyttleton on Saturday March 2nd after a complaint that the crews’ wages had not been paid for almost four months.

The International Transport Workers’ Federation alerted Maritime NZ to the situation. Maritime NZ Southern Regional Compliance Manager Michael Vredenburg said the detention was lifted later on Saturday after the ship operator Wisdom Marine International Ltd paid the crew.

Last year Daiwan Fortune, another Wisdom Marine International ship, was also detained by Maritime NZ until wages were paid.

Vredenburg said Maritime NZ was now considering what compliance actions may be taken against Wisdom Marine International. Information about the detentions has been shared with other Asia-Pacific countries’ maritime authorities as part of the Tokyo MOU.

2016-built, Panama-flagged, 21,525 gt Daiwan Justice is owned by Daiwan Justice SA care of manager Wisdom Marine Lines SA of Taipei City, Taiwan. It is entered with Swedish Club (Asia Team) on behalf of Daiwan Justice SA.