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Abandonment ID: 00753
Ship name:Lua[disputed]
7-digit IMO no.:9557630
Port of abandonment:Las Calderas, Dominican Republic
Abandonment date:20 January 2023
Notification date:9 April 2023
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:12
Nationalities:Colombia(1); Dominica(6); Guatemala(1); Panama(1); Peru(2); Venezuela(1)
Circumstances:P&I : Unknown

Type : Oil/Chemical Tanker

Crew are owed 4.5 months wages. The crew have no fuel, food or water.
Actions taken:1 February 2023: Flag State informed
Contacted the owners and Panama maritime authority
Repatriation status:9 April 2023: Repatriation pending
6 crew are awaiting repatriation

Payment status:9 April 2023: Payment Pending

Comments and Observations:ITF (18 July 2023)
In April 2023, 5 crew members were repatriated from the Dominican Republic. Local lawyer in the Dominican Republic has started the legal actions against the owner on behalf of these 5 crew members.

Govt. of Panama (19 July 2023)
In response to the Labour complaint filed against the vessel “LUA”, with IMO No. 9557630, please find the latest communications:
On April 27, 2023 we have been informed by the crew members that they are in their countries of residence and that they filed a process to recover their employment benefits.

Govt. of Panama (20 March 2024)
Through email date January 31, 2023, an email was sent to current agents with information on the complaints reported in the ILO abandonment base.

Entered: Tuesday - 18 July 2023 at 15:21:37
Last updated: Tuesday - 2 April 2024 at 14:18:45
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