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Abandonment ID: 00089
Ship name:Capella[disputed]
Flag:Antigua & Barbuda
7-digit IMO no.:8203658
Port of abandonment:Pasajes, Spain
Abandonment date:3 November 2008
Notification date:28 May 2009
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:2
Circumstances:No food, no water, no gasoil. The previous crew reported the same problems in September, at that time the ship manager came on board and paid a backpay claim of US$11,000. In November ITF were contacted again by two new crew. Again no payment, no food, no fuel and no contact with the company.
Actions taken:27 May 2009: Flag State informed
Assistance provided by local union, port of Pasajes and humanitarian organisations. Case is now in court
Repatriation status:21 April 2009: Repatriated
Crew were repatriated on 22 April
Payment status:28 May 2009: Payment Pending
3 months outstanding approximately
Comments and Observations:ITF (28 May 2009)
The company had problems with paying crew on two other vessels at the same time. They subsequently dealt with these vessels, but abandoned the Capella because of the engine problems.

ITF (16 December 2016)
Crew repatriated, outcome of court case not known

ITF (7 December 2017)
No further update expected

Entered: Monday - 19 December 2016 at 16:16:40
Last updated: Monday - 11 December 2017 at 14:20:43
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