'The Consulate Service Department keeps under control the cases of 214 Ukrainian sailors that imprisoned by the authoritative bodies of the foreign countries such as Greece, India, Spain, Libya, Oman and Sri-Lanka', the message said.
At the same time, the charity foundation 'Assol' claims that the precise number of the imprisoned sailors is unknown. It is noted that some detained sailors try to solve their cases on their own and do not appeal to the Foreign Ministry, consulates and relevant organizations.
According to BIMCO and ISF, 69 000 of the citizens of Ukraine found a workplace at the foreign ships in 2015. Ukraine was enlisted to the TOP-6 largest supplier of the workforce to the ship owners.