Anglo-Eastern ship management in an update about its recruitment and placement service license and its discussions with India´s Director of the Seamen’s Employment Office, said yesterday that this matter has been put on hold.
Following a detailed review by the Principal Officer of the Mercantile Marine Department in Mumbai, the license suspension matter has been put on hold.
“We are pleased to confirm that following a detailed review by the Principal Officer of the Mercantile Marine Department, Mumbai, the RPS License suspension matter we reported last week has been put on hold,” the company said, adding that continues to be business as usual for its Indian crewing division, with no disruption to the day-to-day operations, employment of Indian seafarers, or their joining schedules.
The ship manager thanked the 12,000 seafarers who pledged their support by signing the petition initiated by NUSI.
In a post on LinkedIn Anglo-Eastern said that “in the meantime, we will continue our ongoing cooperation with all relevant authorities in relation to the investigation as well as towards the betterment of seafarer safety and wellbeing, and remain committed to India’s crewing industry for many years to come.”
Shipping Telegraph reported yesterday that 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 was in discussions with the company about its license.
In a statement posted on LinkedIn few days ago 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.