When I arrived 3 weeks ago. I found myself amazed that I was getting stares like “why the hell are you here man?” Upon interview with the captain, I was told the vessel ran out of drinking water days ago, the crew hadn’t received wages in 2 1/2 months, and food was getting thin as well. That the vessel was being held by coast guard for infractions, and it wasn’t about to move soon? Coming out with debt already, I felt like this must be the end of the road for me? With paying for my baggage at the airport, told that it would be reimbursed on the vessel once I arrived, I’m in trouble. Well, after a few days working and still feeling in a daze, the 1AE said enough of this crap. We’re not fixing these infractions until we’re paid? With me coming on as late as I did, I had just missed the Department of Labor visit, and the several visits from the coast guard.