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[Star of Sea - resolved]


Abandonment ID: 00302
Nom du navire:[Star of Sea - resolved]
No. OMI (7 chiffres):9120736
Port d'abandon:Aliaga, Türkiye
Date d'abandon:12 septembre 2017
Date de notification:12 septembre 2017
Gouvernement ou entité rapportante:Fed. int. des ouvriers du transport (ITF)
Nombre de marins:20
Nationalités:El Salvador(20)
Circonstances:Seafarers unpaid for 8 months, charterer sometimes supplying food and water, crew apparently being threatened with replacement if they claim their wages. Flag state has indicated they have placed a restriction on the vessel with a requirement to pay outstanding wages.
Actions entreprises:13 septembre 2017: Autres
Contacted flag state and port discharge agent in Turkey – no contact details of the owners
Situation concernant le rapatriement:13 septembre 2017: Autres
They are to be replaced after discharge of billets without the payment of their 8 months’ wages new crew to take over
Paiement des salaires:13 septembre 2017: En attente de paiement
8 months wages
Commentaires et observations:Fed. int. des ouvriers du transport (ITF) (13 septembre 2017)
Liaising with Turkish and Egyptian inspectors but still not achieved any contacts with the owners.

Gouv. de Turquie (3 octobre 2017)
Dear Mr Boer,

Please find comments of Republic of Turkey regarding to the abandonment case of STAR OF SEA with attachment.

Kind Regards

On behalf of:
Ms. Çisel ASLAN
Deputy Director General
Repubic of Turkey
Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications
Directorate General of Foreign Relations and European Union Affairs
Phone:+90 312 203 14 29
Fax: +90 312 203 14 02

(attached) M/V STAR OF SEA arrived Aliaga ancorage area on 08.09.2017 and unloaded her cargo between 14-15 September 2017. She departed for Novorossiysk Port on 15 September 2017. Aliaga Harbour Master Office was not informed about restriction on the vessel by Flag State.

Gouv. de Panama (5 octobre 2017)
Dear Jinhak,

Please could you insert in the Joint IMO/ILO Database the information as in the attached message from Mrs. Maria Inmaculada Moreno, Deputy Chief Maritime Labour Affairs Department of the Panama Maritime Authority, which I received yesterday.

I understand from Mrs. Maria Inmaculada Moreno that the payments of all the owed wages and for the repatriation of the crew have been made. Also the General Directorate of Merchant Marine has been requested to begin the process of sanctions to the vessel Star of Sea for its noncompliance to MLC, 2006.

The relevant sanction resolution has not yet been issued. However, Mrs. Moreno would be grateful if at least this information about the sanctions as here above will still be recorded.

Many thanks and kind regards,


From: Maria Moreno []
Sent: 03 October 2017 16:26
To: Jan de Boer
Subject: M/V STAR OF SEA, IMO 9120736

Dear Mr. De Boer.

First of all It's a pleasure to greet you.

Regarding the case of the crew of m/v STAR OF SEA, IMO 9120736, we comply to inform you that we have received communication and evidence from Captain Talaat El-Seify, ITF inspector in which we informed that all the crew has received all the owed wages and repatriated.

Therefore, we proceeded to request to the General Directorate of Merchant Marine to sanction the vessel, due to the reiteration of the MLC violations.


Fed. int. des ouvriers du transport (ITF) (9 octobre 2017)
From: Katie Higginbottom []
Sent: lundi 9 octobre 2017 05:05
To: Noh, Jinhak ; Jan de Boer
Subject: RE: M/V STAR OF SEA, IMO 9120736

Dear Jinhak
Yes, we can consider the case resolved.
Best, Katie

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