Nearly 200 seafarers are said to be stranded on three livestock carriers linked to the same Middle Eastern company, owed at least two months’ wages.

The vessels are the 40,035-gt Ghena (built 1984), 36,387-gt Bader III and 15,608-gt Zein I (both built 1978), according to the ship abandonment website of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), which supplied the information posted on the ILO website, has reported all three vessels as abandoned and said they are controlled by the same owning company, without identifying it.