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[Titan Glory - resolved]


Abandonment ID: 00216
Ship name:[Titan Glory - resolved]
7-digit IMO no.:9438262
Port of abandonment:Batam, Indonesia
Abandonment date:12 November 2014
Notification date:9 January 2015
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:20
Nationalities:India(10); Myanmar(7); Philippines(3)
Circumstances:Non-payment of wages from September 2014 with inhumane conditions on board due to shortage of diesel fuel and lack of provisions. Situations are exacerbated by lack of cleaning materials and no garbage disposal to shore. Crew are suffering from stress and wanting to be paid and repatriated.
Actions taken:26 January 2015: Other
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore noticed that;

"MPA has been aware of this matter since Nov. 2014. We have been in active communication with the ship owner and the seafarers on board to seek a resolution. The company has confirmed on 22 Jan 2015 that they have obtained access to funds which will be used to settle the crew wages in full for Titan Vision and Titan Glory by 27th Jan. 2015. If the situation continues to be unresolved, we will consider mounting further actions against the ship owner in line with what is allowed under Singaporean statutory laws."

Attempts to negotiate with relevant parties and pressure through media has been done.
Repatriation status:Repatriation pending
Payment status:Payment Pending
4 months wages outstanding to date.
Comments and Observations:ITF (11 June 2015)
The ITF confirmed that "the majority of outstanding wage claims have been settled", but mentioned "however, there are still some former seafarers whose claims are still being processed by Oceanic."

Govt. of Singapore (11 June 2015)
Singapore MPA informed that:
"We are pleased to inform that the Company, Altitude Ship Management Pte Ltd (ASM) had assumed the responsibilities and obligations of the shipowner as set out under the Maritime Labour Convention of MV Titan Glory and MV Titan Vision. All outstanding crew wages and repatriation of all crew onboard these two ships have been settled in May 2015. This was after numerous rounds of discussions MPA held with the Company after its charterer, 7 Seas Management Pte Ltd which was the direct employer of the crew with whom they had signed the seafarer employment agreements with, failed to repatriate and settle the crew wages. As we understand, 7 Seas Management Pte Ltd is in deep financial trouble and has since closed its company's office in Singapore. They are now uncontactable."

Last updated: Friday - 12 June 2015 at 09:17:14^ top

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