Anglo-Eastern ship management is in discussions with India´s Director of the Seamen’s Employment Office about its recruitment and placement service license.
The ship manager says there is no impact on day-to-day operations. In a long-running case since 2018 involving the natural death, as described by the company, of a senior officer on board one of its managed vessels, India’s Director of the Seamen’s Employment Office is now in discussions with the company about its license.
In a statement posted on LinkedIn Anglo-Eastern Ship Management said: “We value transparency with all our stakeholders, so can confirm that we are in discussions with the Director of the Seamen’s Employment Office about our recruitment and placement service license and an ongoing case since 2018 involving the natural death of a senior officer on board one of our managed vessels.”
The company issued the statement as it is now being circulated that it is prohibited from operating due to a licensing issue.
The ship manager said it was legally prohibited from commenting on case but was cooperating fully with all the relevant authorities and “are certain of a quick resolution”.
Anglo-Eastern said it had contingency plans in place and its operations remain business as usual. “There is no impact to our day-to-day operations, our seafarers ashore or on board, or to the continuity of employment of seafarers and their confirmed joining schedules,” the company said.
The company provides crewing services to nearly 1,000 vessels operated by many of the world’s largest international shipping companies.
The company noted a commitment of 30 years employment, training, and wellbeing of Indian seafarers that had been acknowledged on many occasions. It was also mentioned that it was honoured as the top foreign employer of Indian seafarers by the Directorate General of Shipping in the 2023 National Maritime Day Awards.