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Anyone wanna go live on a ship in Egypt?

That's pretty crazy. One of those odd things I would have never imagined would happen. Weird laws.
 
He remarkably well groomed and his clothing seems to be well maintained for living by himself on the ship for so long. I have heard of other incidents where the ship has been impounded for XYZ, first I remember of hearing about someone stuck on board
 
You would think that someone would at least be able to take him back an forth to shore so he didn't have to swim.
 
How do you swim back and forth like that with your cell phone and groceries? And how is he stuck on the ship if he can come and go to the mainland as he pleases?
 
How do you swim back and forth like that with your cell phone and groceries? And how is he stuck on the ship if he can come and go to the mainland as he pleases?
egypt is holding his passport.
 
Cliffs for those of us that can't watch the YT video at work?
egypt impounds ship for safety violations.
this guy was dumb enough to sign the paperwork.
This guy is now the ship's legal guardian until somebody does something with it. Ship's owner isn't going to fix it.
Dude is stuck because egypt holds him responsible for the ship.
 
egypt impounds ship for safety violations.
this guy was dumb enough to sign the paperwork.
This guy is now the ship's legal guardian until somebody does something with it. Ship's owner isn't going to fix it.
Dude is stuck because egypt holds him responsible for the ship.
ouch.. how the hell is he feeding himself? $$ for food? is the boat owner still paying him to babysit the boat?
 
Egyptian rifle person- "Joo sign thease or wlee kill joo"

I don't have any personal experience with middle eastern countries... but I doubt if he refused to sign paperwork they simply would have let him go home. :confused:
I know right? I imagine if I had some dude in military garb, in aviator glasses pointing an AK at me in a country in not from forcing me to sign paper work I would probably comply!! I know the steven segal's on this board would have round house kicked the gun out of the dudes hands and shot the egyptians with it, found some hot slut while escaping, and would have stolen a helicopter and flown home.
 
I don't have any personal experience with middle eastern countries... but I doubt if he refused to sign paperwork they simply would have let him go home. :confused:
or if by maritime law he is responsible since he set sail with all the violations being in charge of the ship and signing the paper was just a formality. i also suspect they pulled his passport first, so he was out of luck anyway.
 
So you are a thief ehhh ?

Because that is what you are describing.
If the owner abandon it, and also stopped paying him(which we don't know for sure) i would think selling shit off of it to survive would be acceptable... but since we don't know the exact details, one can not be sure of anything.
 

Meet The Seafarer Trapped On Board MV Aman For 4 Years (And Counting)​

By MI News Network | In: Shipping News | Last Updated on March 19, 2021

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The Red Sea Port Authority of Egypt has shirked its responsibility in the shocking case of Mohammad Aisha and the Bahraini-flagged MV Aman. They have a moral duty to act now, whatever the legal rights and wrongs, says representatives of the union federation representing the stranded seafarer.
When the general cargo ship the MV Aman (IMO 9215517) was detained at the Suez anchorage in Egypt in July 2017, chief officer Mohammad Aisha had only been on board for two months. He is still on board now, though the intervening four years have been cruel to both Aisha and his ship.
Since a court made him the ship’s legal guard’, they have been legally bound together. He can’t leave her – and the stalled sale of the ship suggests that she can’t leave him.
‘I have had to swim to shore every few days to get food and water’ – Meet the seafarer trapped on board the MV Aman for four years (and counting) -
Image Credits: itfseafarers.org
Mr Aisha’s case is similar that of Turkish captain Vehbi Kara, who was trapped aboard the MV Mete in similar circumstances. However, unlike Captain Kara, Egyptian authorities are yet to act.

Trapped in terrible conditions​

For Aisha, 2021 is his fourth year stuck on this floating prison. And he is alone. Completely alone. His physical and mental health are deteriorating daily. He is without power or light. He swims to shore for basics like food and water, risking his life every time he does so. He swims to collect them, and he is forced to swim back. According to the law, the MV Aman is his problem, and his problem alone. At least until its someone else’s.
“In March of last year, the ship ran aground due to rough weather,” Aisha told ITF when he asked for our help in December 2020. “Since then, no-one is providing me with fresh water, provisions or diesel oil. I have had to swim to shore every few days to get food and water and to charge my phone. These days, getting to shore is endangering my life because of the cold and my bad health (I almost drowned several times).”
The seafarer is a one-man humanitarian crisis trapped by circumstance in a prison-like situation. In many ways it is worse than prison. Only action by the Egyptian port authorities can free him. They have a range of practical options they can take to get Aisha home to Syria, but as yet none have been taken up. Instead, Egyptian port authorities allow the ITF’s urgent emails describing the man’s deteriorating, pained condition go unanswered.
The silence from Egyptian officials seems to suggest they are content to leave Aisha rotting on the MV Aman indefinitely.
The ITF has also sought the intervention of the Bahraini flag, where the ship is registered, to help to arrange the urgent repatriation of the seafarer.

Deteriorating health​

The rest of the crew went home last October. Since then, Aisha has been alone (effectively in solitary confinement). A doctor who examined him found he was suffering all the symptoms typical of someone imprisoned in poor conditions. He is malnourished, anemic and suffers pain in his legs. He also shows signs of psychological damage relating to his treatment.
“I’ve requested repatriation many times,” Aisha told us. “But the port authorities are refusing to allow me to leave.”
“The Egyptian authorities have a humanitarian duty to do something about Mohammad Aisha’s terrible predicament,” said Mohamed Arrachedi, the ITF’s Arab World and Iran Network Coordinator, who has been trying to get Aisha home.
“I don’t want to prescribe how they should sort the problem out, but there are a number of possible mechanisms. Things are becoming desperate. They need to act immediately,” he said.
As well as getting Aisha medical treatment, the ITF has offered to pay for hotels and flights so that the tired seafarer can go home. But the Egyptian authorities hold his passport and refuse to cooperate to change his situation. To make matters worse, his passport expires on the 22nd of March. When it does, things will become even more complicated for getting home.

What happens now?​

Steve Trowsdale, the ITF Inspectorate Coordinator, sees all too much suffering as a result of abandonment.
“This has to be one of the worst cases we’ve come across,” he said. “It’ is outrageous that after four years of serving as the legal fall guy for this ship, that the Egyptian port authorities still aren’t doing anything.”
Trowsdale said the federation this week wrote to the UN’s International Labour Organization asking the global body to step in over the chief officer’s treatment.
However, he says there is a ray of hope.
“The latest information we have is that the ship will be open to sale on the 24th of March. Everyone is hopeful a buyer will snap it up and move things along for this seafarer. This can’t go on.”
 

Chief mate stranded on abandoned freighter off Suez​

By admin On April 1, 2021 In Insurance Marine News, Keep, Political Risk, Credit & Finance
Mohammad Aisha, who signed on as first officer of general cargo ship MV Aman (IMO 9215517) in mid-2017, is still on the ship. That July, the vessel was detained at an anchorage in Suez, and it has remained there for nearly all that time. Most of the crew went home in 2019, leaving Aisha to serve alone as her master, engineer, cook and deckhand.
According to UK-based NGO the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), Aisha is legally tied to the vessel under a local court order that designated him as the ship’s “legal guard”.
Because of that he is required to stay on board nearly all of the tim, until the abandoned vessel sells at auction. “In March of last year, the ship ran aground due to rough weather,” Aisha told the ITF in December 2020. “Since then, no-one is providing me with fresh water, provisions or diesel oil. I have had to swim to shore every few days to get food and water and to charge my phone. These days, getting to shore is endangering my life because of the cold and my bad health. I almost drowned several times.”
ITF has said that the Egyptian authorities have viable options for repatriating Aisha to his native Syria. The chief mate has been alone for more than 15 months and was reportedly showing signs of malnourishment, ill health and psychological deterioration. “I’ve requested repatriation many times,” Aisha told the ITF. “But the port authorities are refusing to allow me to leave.”
Apparently the ITF offered to pay for his flight home and his medical treatment, but local officials had denied Aisha permission to leave and have been holding his passport, which is now expired. The union has called on the Bahraini flag state – the vessel’s registry – to intervene in the case.
The ITF is also attempting to win freedom for the captain of the freighter Kenan Mete (IMO 8701935), where the master has been designated the vessel’s “legal guard” and has been forbidden to leave Egypt until the vessel’s case is resolved or another guardian is appointed (IMN, March 23rd 2021). In this case Captain Kara has been permitted to go to a nearby hotel, which he cannot leave.
1999-built, Bahrain-flagged, 4,028 gt Aman is owned and managed by Tylos Shipping & Marine Services of Manama, Bahrain.
 
Egyptian rifle person- "Joo sign thease or wlee kill joo"

I don't have any personal experience with middle eastern countries... but I doubt if he refused to sign paperwork they simply would have let him go home. :confused:

Yeah, they don't work that way at all.
 
He hasn’t been alone for 4 years. One part said the last of the crew left last October. Another part says most went home in 2019. Shitty situation for sure.
 
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