The crewmembers have since been charged for trespassing in the shipyard by the local Carabinieri and have not been able to step off the yacht. The Crew Report spoke to the captain of M/Y Commitment, Captain Giampiero D’Amato, to find out more about the situation. “We have been on board M/Y Commitment since 6 September, 2013,” explains Captain D’Amato. “I am sorry about the situation that has arisen between my charter company and the boatyard, but the yard is charging us for trespassing, which has no logic at all. The situation is complicated but it is an unacceptable abuse of power by the yard.”
The story already raises serious questions about a superyacht crew’s roles and responsibilities when a yacht is impounded and awaiting a judge’s decision.
The situation has yet to be resolved, and The Crew Report will keep readers informed of any other developments, but the story already raises serious questions about a superyacht crew’s roles and responsibilities when a yacht is impounded and awaiting a judge’s decision and highlights issues about the fate of crew in legal disputes that do not necessarily involve them.