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Stena Impero, the British tanker detained by Iran for 10 weeks amid a tense standoff between the two countries, was allowed to sail from Iranian waters last Friday (27 October) and docked in Dubai the following day.

But concerns remain for a number of other vessels around the world, according to seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea/Stella Maris.

Currently the charity, an agency of the Catholic Church, says it is monitoring 14 other vessels affected by alleged wage problems, lack of shore leave, bullying and harassment, death and piracy.

John Green, director of development with the charity, said: “Every year, out of the media spotlight, Stella Maris port chaplains and volunteers support seafarers in stressful situations that those working on land rarely come across.

“For seafarers the support of good ship owners and Stella Maris remains vital when life at sea can be dangerous and highly stressful.”

The news about Stena Impero’s release was welcomed by the charity’s UK national director Martin Foley.

“After 69 days being detained against their will, it is good news that this crew has finally been allowed to sail and hopefully get back to their families soon,” he said.

Published in Ports & Shipping

About boot Düsseldorf: With almost 250,000 visitors, boot Düsseldorf is the world's largest boat and water sports fair and every year in January the “meeting place" for the entire industry. From 18 to 26 January 2020, around 2,000 exhibitors will be presenting their interesting new products, attractive further developments and maritime equipment. This means that the complete market will be on site in Düsseldorf and will be inviting visitors on nine days of the fair to an exciting journey through the entire world of water sports in 17 exhibition halls covering 220,000 square meters. With a focus on boats and yachts, engines and engine technology, equipment and accessories, services, canoes, kayaks, kitesurfing, rowing, diving, surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, SUP, fishing, maritime art, marinas, water sports facilities as well as beach resorts and charter, there is something for every water sports enthusiast.

At A Glance – Boot Dusseldorf 

Organiser
Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Messeplatz
40474 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 211 4560-01
Fax: +49 211 4560-668
Web: https://www.boot.com/

The first boats and yachts will once again be arriving in December via the Rhine.

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