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Abandonment ID: 00320
Nombre del buque:Windsor[disputed]
No. OMI:9128879
Puerto de abandono:Djibouti
Fecha de abandono:17 Noviembre 2017
Fecha de notificación:9 Noviembre 2017
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:Fed. Int. de los Trabajadores del Trasporte (ITF)
No. de marinos:19
Nacionalidades:Bangladesh(6); Bulgaria(1); India(9); Pakistán(3)
Circunstancias:The vessel has been stranded in Djibouti since April 2017 due to a legal dispute between the ship and cargo owners. The crew has not received accrued contractual wages since June 2017. A number of crew members require urgent medical attention, and there is now an emergency situation onboard due to lack of food, water, personal hygiene items, and medicine.
Acciones tomadas:9 Noviembre 2017: Flag State informed
Flag State received email complaint directly from the crew early in November 2017. Flag State contacted the owners on 9 and 21 November to resolve the crew related issues.

21 Noviembre 2017: Other
Contacted owners, owners’ agents / advisors, technical and crewing managers of the ship to arrange essential maintenance of the crew as well as to find a solution to the crew’s unpaid wages and repatriation. Consulates / local agent / and Flag State all copied in.
Estado de la repatriación:22 Diciembre 2017: Repatriation pending
All crew is still onboard
Estado del pago:22 Diciembre 2017: Payment Pending
Comentarios y observaciones:Fed. Int. de los Trabajadores del Trasporte (ITF) (22 Diciembre 2017)
On 20 December 2017 the owners, through their agent Eurotank Maritime Management SA, offered to repatriate crew members willing to disembark and “to maintain only skeleton crew onboard for security purposes”. The offer does not include payment of the crew’s outstanding wages.

Panamá (25 Enero 2018)
From: []
Sent: 24 January 2018 18:52
To: Labormar
Subject: Re: Wages &on board situation.

To: Malvina Madrid,

Cc: Jan de Boer,

Dear Ms Madrid,
As mentioned in my previous email, we have already made the necessary arrangements to settle the crew wages to the manning agent, Antares Marine (Ric), before the 28th of January.
We are attaching copies, of the signed by the crew members Schedule 1 and 2 letters.
Kind regards,
A. Postantzis
As agent of owners.

Fed. Int. de los Trabajadores del Trasporte (ITF) (30 Enero 2018)
From: Fusao Ohori []
Sent: mardi 30 janvier 2018 02:03
To: Jan de Boer ;Katie Higginbottom

TO: Katie Higginbottom ITF London
FM: Fusao Ohori ITF Coordinator Japan

Dear Katie,

According to crew in Windsor and the manning agent in Singapore, the owner transferred crew's salaries to the manning agent and it has been already distributed to crews' bank accounts except Bulgarian master.
As the manning agent for him is different from other crews it needs to confirm the payment from the owner.
Regarding repatriation, the owner has yet to arrange flights for all crews and I will request it to the owner.

Fusao Ohori

Fed. Int. de los Trabajadores del Trasporte (ITF) (1 Febrero 2018)
From: Katie Higginbottom
Sent: jeudi 1 février 2018 14:43
To: Fusao Ohori ; Jan de Boer Subject: RE: Abandoned crews in Panama flag WINDSOR-9128879

Dear Fusao
Many thanks for the update. Congratulations on reaching a solution. In terms of status for the database I think we will have to call it disputed until such time as the Masters full wages have been recovered.
Best, Katie

Panamá (31 Diciembre 2020)
The vessel was sanctioned through the Resolution No. 106-S-21-DGMM of February 01, 2018.
According to the Databse, on February 01, 2018, ITF indicated that "we will have to call it disputed until such time as the Master full wages have been recovered."
COMPLAINT CLOSED on March 7, 2018, because the shipowner arranged for the repatriation of the crewmembers and the wages owed were paid.

Panamá (17 Enero 2023)
In response to the labor complaint tiled against the vessel "WINDSOR with IMO No. 9128879, the latest communications are found:

1. By Email dated September 29, 2022, the ITF inspector tells us the following:
"regarding the ship's crew abandonment back in 2017. In this respect please be advised that all the crew were paid / signed receipts for their outstanding wages (only the Master agreed to receive a lesser amount) and were signed off/ repatriated home in the beginning of2018."

2. On December 23, 2022, the ITF inspector tells us the following: "This case was reported to the ITF on O1 Feb 2018 as settled. There is no record of the ship in following ITF web site. "

3. We request the ITF Inspector to update the comments so that the status of the ship is considered resolved.

Entered: Jueves - 1 Febrero 2018 14:54:12
Última actualización: Miércoles - 1 Febrero 2023 16:49:23
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