Jakarta, IO – Eight Jiang Ye vessel crew members were finally allowed to return to Indonesia by the Taiwanese authorities after being detained for several months at the local port. So far, the Taiwanese authorities have closed their ports to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
“The eight Indonesian nationals were detained and their salaries were not paid for six months at the Taiwan port,” Indonesian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday (12/7).
The ministry through the Indonesian Economic and Trade Office (IETO) in Taipei demanded the ship owners fulfil their responsibility to pay the salaries of the eight crew members and find their replacements immediately.
When they were stuck on the ship, IETO continues to communicate to ensure that they are in good condition.
IETO also coordinated with the Foreign Ministry, Manpower Ministry and Agency for the Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BP2MI) to take measures to repatriate and fulfil the labour rights of the crew members and to hold parties who employ them accountable. (rr)