|Abandonment ID:|| 00262|
|Ship name:||[Union Demeter - resolved]|
|Flag:||St. Vincent & Grenadines|
|7-digit IMO no.:||8412558|
|Port of abandonment:||Haldia, India|
|Abandonment date:||23 January 2017|
|Notification date:||6 February 2017|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||23|
|Circumstances:||Being detained by the court due to unknown reason. Remaining food is to finish on 13 February 2017. Seafarers complain of mental and physical deterioration. Master has been on the ship for 21 months from May 2015, 3rd Officer has been on the ship for 16 months.|
Half of seafarers have been on the ship more than 11 months. None have been paid since August 2016.
Attempts to engage with owner, flag state and local authorities.
|Repatriation status:||Repatriation pending|
|Payment status:||31 January 2017: Payment Pending|
Total owed wages for 23 crew is around USD250,000 up to end of January 2017
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (8 March 2017)|
From: Fusao Ohori
Sent: 08 March 2017 11:53
To: Katie Higginbottom
Cc: Chinmoy Roy
Subject: FW: UNION DEMETER - 20170306 -all the matters be solved
The Sea web data is old and it is the one on 2nd March.
The master gave me attached position of 6th March and another map is the position of just a minute ago.
The master says all problems have been resolved and the ship is heading for China.
The abandonment case of this ship is closed.
ITF Coordinator Japan