Date lodged: 5 September 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the (a) UK Government and (b) Aberdeen Harbour Board regarding the plight of the crew of Malaviya 7 offshore supply vessel, which has been detained in Aberdeen Harbour since October 2016.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 19 September 2017
The detaining of the vessel after failing a Port State Control inspection is an operational matter for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, and was recently the subject of legal proceedings. The Scottish Government was pleased to note the sale of the vessel has now been authorised, and would like to see this matter concluded as a matter of urgency for the sake of the remaining crew members who are staying with the vessel until the sale is finalised.