Now, the crew is hoping for drastic intervention. “We have had hopes for our ship owner and offered them chance to compromise. But now we are just waiting for the ship to be arrested,” said Captain Lyzhyn, referring to a legal process in which the crew ask Hong Kong courts to arrest the ship. Once the ship is arrested, the owner will be given one to two weeks to pay late wages, otherwise the ship will sold and the proceeds will be used to pay the crew.
Imagine if the contractors of a startup could squat and call for the arrest of the assets of the company for failure to pay wages.