The crew of m/v Rhosus has been stranded in Beirut since October 2013. It is unclear why the vessel called the port. M/V Rhosus was detained after the authorities made a PSC (Port State Control) inspection during which they found a lot of discrepancies.
The cargo vessel has four crew members on board – a Russian Master, Ukrainian chief and third engineers as well as a bosun. The last know owner of the vessel, Teto Shipping (Cyprus), has abandoned m/v Rhosus and its crew. Since the ship was detained in Beirut, the crew neither have received their salaries nor any supplies. The owner has also denied any communication. Abandonment has been declared by the owner of the cargo too.
On the other hand, the authorities in Beirut do not permit the four men to leave their ship. The vessel has dangerous cargo of ammonium nitrate which could explode (it is the main component of the popular explosive ANFO).
M/V Rhosus (IMO number 8630344 and MMSI 214181621) was built in 1986. The DWT 3,226-ton vessel is registered in Moldova.