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[Palanga Spirit - resolved]


Abandonment ID: 00281
Ship name:[Palanga Spirit - resolved]
Flag:St. Vincent & Grenadines
7-digit IMO no.:9133733
Port of abandonment:Las Palmas
Abandonment date:17 February 2017
Notification date:24 April 2017
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:16
Nationalities:Russian Federation(3); Ukraine(10)
Circumstances:Vessel came from Port of Spain; crew had not received their wages since December and some of them from previous contracts. Vessel detained by PSC in Las Palmas due to MLC 2006 and Technical issues. The vessel holds insurance for MLC A2.5.2, with the Swedish club, but the Piraeus office disputes the interpretation of the MLC.
Actions taken:Other
Contacted P&I club who refused assistance, dealing with Shipping Agent, Ship-owner. Industrial Actions taken by the crew. Request of assistance to PSC in Las Palmas
Repatriation status:Repatriation pending
No repatriations offered, crew refuses to leave until they have their salaries.
Payment status:Payment Pending
Months of February, March.
Comments and Observations:Govt. of Spain (8 May 2017)
The Govt. of Spain asked the below comments to be added.

“Spain has not received any notification or has no grounds to consider that the ship has been abandoned in accordance with the information available as of the end of April 2017”

ITF (17 May 2017)
From: Katie Higginbottom []
Sent: mercredi 17 mai 2017 09:49
To: Noh, Jinhak
Subject: FW: PALANGA SPIRIT - good news!...

Dear All
After a few false hopes, I’m pleased to report that the Palanga Spirit case now appears to be resolved.
Best, Katie

Company has now paid salaries up to February.

Last updated: Wednesday - 17 May 2017 at 09:55:36^ top

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