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Anglo-Eastern’s India recruitment license suspension put on hold

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The three-year suspension of Anglo-Eastern Ship Management’s seafarer recruitment license has been put on hold.

In a shock development related to the ongoing investigation into the death of a seafarer in 2018 Anglo-Eastern Ship Management (India) Private Limited’s recruitment and placement service license (RPSL) was suspended for three years from 1 June.

In a post on Linkedin Anglo-Eastern said that following a detailed review by the Principal Officer of the Mercantile Marine Department, Mumbai the RPSL suspension had been put on hold.

The India Directorate of Shipping website lists the license as valid through to 28 January 2027.

“It thus remains and continues to be business as usual for our Indian crewing division, with no disruption to our day-to-day operations, employment of Indian seafarers, or their joining schedules,” the ship manager said.

One of the world’s largest ship managers providing crewing services to nearly 1,000 vessels, Anglo-Eastern employs over 20,000 Indian officers and crew.

“In the meantime, we will continue our ongoing cooperation with all relevant authorities in relation to the investigation as well as towards the betterment of seafarer safety and wellbeing, and remain committed to India's crewing industry for many years to come,” Anglo-Eastern said.

The investigation involves the death by natural causes of a Chief Engineer on board Hong Kong-flagged ship M T Atlantic Olive on 17 April 2018 when the ship was managed by Anglo-Eastern.