"Malaviya Seven" to be finally auctioned off

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"Malaviya Seven" to be finally auctioned off

Aberdeen Sheriff Court has ordered the sale of the India-owned platform support vessel Malaviya Seven, which has been detained in Aberdeen since June 2016 over unpaid wages to the ship’s crew.

The 12 crew members that remain onboard are said to be owed from August 2016 to date.

The order, confirmed to World Maritime News by ITF, comes a month after the sheriff ruled the crew had the right to sell the vessel to recoup their owed wages – agreed at USD 867,000 (£672,000). However, before the ship could be put up for sale the court ordered for an appraisal of the ship’s value to be conducted first.

ITF inspectors said this was unprecedented in their experience because the claim of the crew took priority.

According to the court, cited by BBC, there has already been an interest in the vessel, which will now be advertised for sale around the world.

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Auction Date Set for Malaviya Seven
The crew aboard the India-flagged platform support vessel Malaviya Seven are nearing repatriation as the auction date for the ship was set in October, according to Irish auctioneering firm Dominic J. Daly & Co.

The vessel, which has been detained in Aberdeen since June 2016 over unpaid wages to the ship’s crew, will be auctioned off on October 17 in Aberdeen, UK.

The sale was ordered by the Aberdeen Sheriff Court in September 2017, a month after the sheriff ruled the crew had the right to sell the vessel to recoup their owed wages – agreed at USD 867,000 (GBP 672,000). However, before the ship could be put up for sale the court ordered for an appraisal of its value to be conducted first.

Malaviya Seven, which already attracted some interest, has a current market value of USD 1.17 million, while its demolition value stands at USD 920,000, data provided by VesselsValue shows.

A total of 24 seafarers, including some who have already been repatriated, are owed over USD 867,000 by the vessel’s owner, India-based GOL Offshore, which is undergoing liquidation. Twelve Indian seafarers that remain onboard the ship hope to receive their pay once the vessel is sold, enabling them to return home.

Kilde: World Maritime News


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ITF: Malaviya Seven Gets Acceptable Bid

The India-flagged platform support vessel Malaviya Seven has reached an acceptable bid and the ship will soon be sold, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) confirmed.


The undisclosed bid has been accepted by the courts for the sale of the M7 from an undisclosed buyer. Irish auctioneering firm Dominic J. Daly & Co. informed that the offer is now being processed.

Two Indian seafarers already left the ship, while the remaining 4 crew will stay to assist the new owners in handling over the vessel, ITF said.

Dominic J. Daly & Co. started the auction process for the ship on October 17. As the first round of bids reached only GBP 300,000 (USD 394,800), not even close to the amount needed to cover Malaviya Seven crew’s unpaid wages, the company soon withdrew the ship.

The auctioneering firm later informed that other interest was being shown at higher levels.

Aberdeen Sheriff Court ordered the sale in September 2017, a month after the sheriff ruled the crew had the right to sell the vessel to recoup their owed wages – agreed at GBP 672,000 (USD 867,000).

A total of 24 seafarers were owed wages by the vessel’s owner, India-based GOL Offshore, which is undergoing liquidation.

Kilde: World Maritime News
 

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I går ettermiddag gjekk endeleg "Sartor" (ex. "Malaviya Seven") fra Aberdeen for Szczecin (Stettin) i Polen etter heile 17 måneder i havna



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"Sartor" tilbake i Aberdeen idag tidleg, kom fra Bergen visstnok. Tydelig ombygd til stand-by med nytt helikopter vinsjedekk på bakken



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