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[Muezzinoglu - resolved]


Abandonment ID: 00187
Ship name:[Muezzinoglu - resolved]
7-digit IMO no.:7721964
Port of abandonment:Las Palmas, Anchorage area
Abandonment date:17 September 2012
Notification date:September 2012
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:14
Circumstances:It was abandoned by owner who claimed a bankruptcy 3 months ago, when freighter was docked in Luanda, Angola. Vessel ran out of supplies, 4 of the crew returned to Turkey with the help of Turkey Consulate, the rest including the captain decided to take vessel to nearest European port. Vessel left Luanda on August 18 and reached Las Palmas, Canary Islands, but was rejected entrance on the grounds of not having an appointed agent. Muezzinoglu is drifting 12 miles off Las Palmas in international waters pleading Turkish authorities to interfere and help the distressed vessel. Crew is feeding off fishing, electric engineer was electrocuted and needs hospitalization, situation seems to be quite desperate. Manager BESERLER DENIZCILIK.
Actions taken:Other
Turkish authorities are well aware of the situation, and crewmembers declined to take action in Angola when they were discharging a cargo. ITF affiliate has been assisting the crew.
Repatriation status:Repatriated
4 crewmembers of 14 have been reported to be repatriated in Luanda, Angola.
Payment status:Payment Pending
Outstanding remuneration is 3 - 5 months wages ($ 100,000) per August 2012.
Comments and Observations:ITF (16 December 2016)

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