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Abandonment ID: 00509
Ship name:Stevia[resolved]
7-digit IMO no.:8107000
Port of abandonment:Lagos, Nigeria
Abandonment date:20 December 2020
Notification date:14 January 2021
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:15
Nationalities:Albania(2); Ukraine(13)
Circumstances:P&I: North of England (13 May 2020 - 13 May 2021)

General cargo.

Unpaid wages and repatriation.
Actions taken:8 January 2021: Flag State informed

Attempted contacting owners but they are not replying.
Repatriation status:Repatriation pending
All crew members are requesting repatriation.

Payment status:Payment Pending
US$24,300 (for 5 crew)

Comments and Observations:ITF (14 January 2021)
On the 16th of December, while proceeding out of Port Harcourt Nigeria, pirates boarded the vessel and kidnapped 8 crew- 6 Ukrainians and 2 Albanians (father and son). The kidnapped crew are; Master, Ch. Off., Ch. Eng, 2nd. Off, Electrician, AB and 2 Oilers. The amount due to the officers plus the amount for the cook is unknown. The cook is currently recovering in hospital from an occupational injury.

ITF (5 February 2021)
8 crew who were kidnapped were released on 29th January 2021. The Ukrainian Master, Chief officer, Chief Engineer, 2nd officer, Electrician, AB and the Two Albanian Oilers had been kidnapped on the 16th December 2020 at around 05:00 while the vessel was proceeding from Port Harcourt. The crew is now safe and have been taken to a clinic and it is planned that they will be taken to a hotel

P&I is working to convince the owner to send a Nigerian replacement crew on board in order to have the present crew repatriated.

ITF (10 August 2021)
The kidnapped crew were released and repatriated together with the other crew that had remained onboard. The 4 months owed wages plus repatriation has been paid by the P&I North of England. Resolved.

Entered: Wednesday - 11 August 2021 at 19:55:42
Last updated: Wednesday - 11 August 2021 at 19:57:24
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