Tuesday 20th Nov, 2018

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: MSC response to Kia Ora ban

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Sir,

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is a responsible employer and would like to make clear that it does not oversee the maintenance, or the workforce, of the chartered vessel Kia Ora (IMO 9364344).

MSC is not the target of a recent Australian Maritime Safety Authority instruction about crew wages: this is directed to the owner of this vessel. The vessel was off-hired immediately upon MSC becoming aware of the AMSA findings.

MSC has a 98% crew retention rate on the ships it owns and manages, thanks largely to the good working conditions, regular pay and best-in-class training opportunities for the crew MSC employs directly.

Sincerely,
Mediterranean Shipping Company
Sydney



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