According to the Southern Transport Prosecutor's Office website, the Novorossiysk Transport Prosecutor's Office investigated the wage-debt appeals of two crews from M/V Boris Shtokolov. To recover RUB430,000 debt from the shipowner OOO NovoInterTrans, the Prosecutor addressed a claim into the Oktyabr District Court in Novorossiysk.
The partial wage arrears are said to have a third engineer and motorman for five and three months, respectively.
Based on the Prosecutor's appeal, the vessel is arrested to enforce a court decision and it will be lift after the wage debts' returning.
Equasis shows that the owner of M/V Boris Shtokolov is CINER MARINA TERSANE and its operator is MIR RO RO TRANSPORT CO LTD. Both companies are Turkish. But the situation is different in fact. Andrei Eremeyev, who is the chairman of the Union Committee of the Novorossiysk City Territorial Seafarers' Organization at the SUR's Black and Azov Seas Territorial Organization, unveils the real owner of M/V Boris Shtokolov:
“The ship is under Russian flag and thereby it is registered in the Russian Bareboat Charter Register under ¹Á-36-61-286 on January 25, 2016. According to the document its owner is OOO NovoInterTrans. In fact, the company isn't the owner of the vessel, but the ship is operated by Valery Ivanovich Revunkov, who became infamous after wage-debt situations on two ships – Novorossiysk and Sevastopol. At the time, the sum of wage arrears was RUB45,779,917 on both ships. Unfortunately, the wage debts on M/V Boris Shtokolov is a follow-up of his activity. In this context, I would recommend the seafarers to increase vigilance during their employment, particularly in troubled waters of the Black Sea, where the similar cases are common.”