Food sent to de­tained ship

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

FOOD had to be de­liv­ered yes­ter­day to a ship that has been de­tained off the Queens­land coast at Hay Point af­ter an in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed safety is­sues and a fail­ure to pay the crew mem­bers on board.

It is un­der­stood the bulk car­rier Rena has been held at Hay Point, near Mackay, by Aus­tralian Mar­itime Safety Au­thor­ity of­fi­cers since July 6.

Of­fi­cers who boarded the ves­sel found the emer­gency gen­er­a­tor had failed, prob­lems with the lifeboats and safety man­age­ment is­sues.

“The crew has also not been paid for some time, and ( are) owed about $ 53,000,” an AMSA spokes­woman said.

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