Food sent to detained ship
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.