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[B Ladybug - resolved]


Abandonment ID: 00209
Ship name:[B Ladybug - resolved]
7-digit IMO no.:9445394
Port of abandonment:Valetta, Malta (Anchored off Valetta currently)
Abandonment date:July 2013
Notification date:9 October 2013
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:22
Nationalities:India(2); Philippines(20)
Circumstances:Vessel entered Maltese waters 29 September 2013, and now is under arrest. Crews are unpaid since May 2013. Repatriation was refused in July 2013 due to the lack of funds by the vessel owner. From June, Captain used cash on board for supplies, but, when this ran out, bunkers, water and provisions were provided by Maltese authroties. Now, those were supplied by mortgage bank who has requested judicial sale of the vessel. Crews are under extreme stress and 4 of all were repatriated due to medical emergency.
Actions taken:Other
Vessel was arrested on behalf of crews on entry into Maltese waters. Liaison with Maltese authorities, mortgage bank and crew was done. Partial payment of the wages was achieved and sent to seafarers' families.

Flag State informed
09 October 2013
Repatriation status:Repatriation pending
4 of the crews were repatriated due to medical emergency. Currently, 18 remain on board.
Payment status:25 November 2016: Other
Equivalent of 5 months salary outstanding
$718K recovered.

Payment Pending
Crews have been unpaid since May 2013. Partial payment has been made, which was sent to their families.
Comments and Observations:ITF (25 November 2016)
Case resolved

International Maritime Organisation
Current name of the vessel is G Poseidon since 2014-06

Entered: Friday - 25 November 2016 at 15:41:50
Last updated: Friday - 25 November 2016 at 15:42:20
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