In August 2010, Katy Watson from the BBC Middle East Business report came out on the Flying Angel. She experienced first hand the terrible plight of abandoned crews as the first ship we visited was Azrak 7, a ship whose owner had dissapeared leaving the crew with no pay, no food and no water. It was the middle of the summer and the heat was unbearable. Please watch this clip to see the conditions these men were living in.
'Flying Angel' offers help for sea-stranded sailors BBC News