According to the Morning Star online, officer cadets Ruaridh Hanna, David Gorniak, Graeme Deacon and Gavin McPhail were supposed to leave Liberian-flagged Hanjin Louisiana on September 2 but have had to stay aboard after the collapse of South Korean shipping company Hanjin; leaving an estimated 2,500 sailors stuck on their ships.
British-based international union Nautilus has been working with the Clyde Marine cadets, their training providers, the shipping company and British maritime authorities to get the trainees home to Glasgow.
But Inverness MP Drew Hendry said it was time ministers stepped in.
“These young cadets cannot be expected to be adrift while all this plays out in the courts,” he said.
“It is vital that every effort is made to protect these students and other affected seafarers.”
SOURCES: News Now/The People’s Daily – Morning Star