Australia cracks down on shipping’s ‘slave labour’ issue
Fortune Genius and Xing Jing Hai banned for 12 months and 18 months respectively for failing to pay their crew in full and on time. To compound matters, the former acted in a ‘dishonest and predatory fashion’ AMSA said, highlighting the fact that the ship had been operating with two sets of wage accounts, one with fake numbers
AMSA reiterated it had clear powers to ban ships for breaches of international maritime regulations and would not tolerate operators profiteering in Australian waters on the back of ‘modern day slave labour’
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