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Grand I[disputed]


Abandonment ID: 00376
Ship name:Grand I[disputed]
7-digit IMO no.:7902922
Port of abandonment:Nigeria
Notification date:4 January 2019
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:International Chamber of Shipping (ISWAN)
No. of Seafarers:3
Circumstances:Mt Grand 1 has been abandoned and was arrested by the Nigerian High Court on 27/02/2017 following a petition by debtors and the crew had not been paid. The living and working conditions on the ship are appalling. Chetanveer Singh has not been paid for 23 months; the other two seafarers haven’t been paid for 14 months. The rest of the crew left when their wages stopped being paid. None of the three seafarers are members of a trade union but they did manage to find a “pro bono” lawyer who is taking their case for unpaid wages. They survived because they have been given food by the Nigerian security people who are guarding the vessel. They can’t afford to go home without their salaries. It is expected that court case be sorted out in the next 3 months, but in the meantime the seafarers are in dire need of food, clean drinking water, toiletries, kerosene and other basic needs
Actions taken:27 February 2017: Vessel arrested by the Port State
Repatriation status:Repatriated
Comments and Observations:Other (10 June 2021)
Seafarer was repatriated back to his country on the 18th of Feb. 2020.

Entered: Thursday - 5 March 2020 at 09:55:16
Last updated: Monday - 14 June 2021 at 20:22:25
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