Unpaid seafarers aboard the 5,900-dwt Newlead Granadino (built 2009) report increasing privations as owner and manager NewLead Holdings remains silent on when the ship will be repaired and the crew sent home.

As reported in TradeWinds, the vessel has been at anchorage in Baltimore Harbor on the US East Coast since 20 September experiencing engine problems. US Coast Guard has also detained the ship due to safety violations.

NewLead supplied food to the crew that is expected to last through the end of October.