ILO Home
Go to the home page
Contact us Français - Español
> Home   > List all cases



Abandonment ID: 00438
Ship name:Explorer[resolved]
7-digit IMO no.:9542077
Port of abandonment:Casablanca, Morocco
Abandonment date:2 June 2020
Notification date:9 June 2020
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:Govt. of Liberia (Liberian Registry)
No. of Seafarers:20
Circumstances:P&I: The London P&I Club (20/2/2020-20/2/2021)

The crew reported being unpaid since January 2020.
Actions taken:2 June 2020: Other
The Liberian Registry communcated to the shipowner to rectify the issue, and also notified the P%I club for their assistance to cover the wages.

2 June 2020: Flag State informed
Liberian Registry was made aware of the case.
Repatriation status:27 August 2020: Repatriated
It is reported from Liberian Flag Administration that the seafarers repatriated.

Repatriation pending
Seafarers remained on board the vessel.
Payment status:27 August 2020: Paid
It is reported from Liberian Flag Administration that wages settled by mortgagee bank.

Payment Pending
The wages from March 2020 to date have not paid.
Comments and Observations:Other (2 June 2020)
The shipowner informed the Liberian Registry that the vessel was arrested in Morocco by her creditors and crew members have not received their wages from March 2020 to date.

Other (3 June 2020)
The London P&I club confirmed that they will investigate the report of abandonment and filing a claim.

Govt. of Liberia (27 August 2020)
On 8 June 2020, the Administration sent a follow up communication to The London P and I club for update on the processing of claim for MLC liability.

On 8 July 2020, the Administration received a report that the mortgagee bank of the vessel settled the crew wages.

On 4 August 2020, the Administration received a report that the vessel was already released from arrest in Casablanca, and already sailed to a discharge port in France where repatriation of the crew occurred.

Entered: Thursday - 27 August 2020 at 08:31:40
Last updated: Thursday - 27 August 2020 at 08:42:25
^ top

In collaboration with the International Maritime Organization