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[Fritz - resolved]


Abandonment ID: 00213
Ship name:[Fritz - resolved]
7-digit IMO no.:9415155
Port of abandonment:Oshawa, Canada
Abandonment date:2 July 2014
Notification date:23 October 2014
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:19
Nationalities:Romania(18); Russian Federation(1)
Circumstances:Owners of the vessel declared bankrupcy, with a ship still loaded, while the crew waited at anchor for over 3 weeks.
Actions taken:Other
Crew refused to open hatches to release cargo, until 3 months wages were paid.
Repatriation status:Repatriated
Repatriated after insolvency administrator was brought in.
Comments and Observations:ITF (25 November 2016)
Case resolved

Govt. of Liberia
Through Liberian Shipowners' Council, the Liberian Administration informed of;
- On June 2014, the Liberian Administration received a complaint from the crew of Fritz regarding non-payment of wages (for April, May and June), repatriation issues, insufficient provisions, etc.
- The vessel operators informed the Liberian Administration that they were forced to declare insolvency; hence, they could not resolve the various issues on board the vessel.
- On July 10, 2014, the vessel was detained by PSC Canada.
- The Liberian Administration contacted the insolvency administrator and successfully arranged for payment of outstanding wages up to July 2014.
- As of August 2014, the vessel is under the new management.

Entered: Friday - 25 November 2016 at 15:54:35
Last updated: Friday - 25 November 2016 at 15:55:17
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