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[Newlead Granadino - resolved]


Abandonment ID: 00256
Ship name:[Newlead Granadino - resolved]
7-digit IMO no.:9483774
Port of abandonment:Baltimore MD, USA
Abandonment date:20 September 2016
Notification date:20 September 2016
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:12
Nationalities:Philippines(11); Romania(1)
Circumstances:Malta not replying to USCG or Raven Ship, no food, low potable water, no wages.. NO HEAT.
Actions taken:Other
The Bank Natixis has paid all wages and is keeping the ship supplied with provisions and general supplies, but the ship has many mechanical problems and has no Heat at this time. The ship has been supplied with Space heaters and the Interim Ship Company Raven Ship (appointed by Natixis) is handling the daily operations.
Payment status:12 January 2017: Paid
As reported by the IMO and Permanent Representative to IMO
and Deputy Chief of Mission, Philippine Embassy

The seafarers were already paid their back wages and continue to receive salaries as they await repatriation.

AS of 12/21/16 all wages are current.
Comments and Observations:Govt. of Philippines (12 January 2017)
From: Gilberto Asuque []
Sent: 11 January 2017 17:17
To: Jan de Boer
Subject: Re: Newlead Granadino case

Dear Mr. Boer,

Thank you for your e-mail regarding the "Newlead Granadino" case.

Our labor attache in Washington D.C. has informed our labor attache in London and this Embassy that the Philippine Labor Office in Washington D.C. has been working on this case in coordination with the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) Inspector in Baltimore, and the Baltimore International Seafarers Center. Three of the crew members were already repatriated last November and eleven are still awaiting repatriation. The labor attache has visited the crew members onboard and provided them with food and toiletries. The Filipino community in the area also provided for some of their basic needs.

The Philippine Department of Labor and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration are kept updated on the situation of the seafarers. The manning agency responsible for their deployment is Inter-Orient Maritime Enterprises Inc.

The labor attache informed us that Newlead Grandino was detained by the US Coast Guard for failing an inspection (engine problems). The seafarers were already paid their back wages and continue to receive salaries as they await repatriation.

The labor office in Washington D.C. remains in contact with the crew members and ITF.

Best regards,
Gilberto Asuque
Permanent Representative to IMO
and Deputy Chief of Mission
Philippine Embassy

International Maritime Organisation (13 January 2017)
From: Duffy, Tiffany A LCDR [] On Behalf Of MAILBOX, IMO SMB
Sent: 12 January 2017 21:06
To: Jan de Boer
Subject: RE: New abandonment case notification

Thank you for your inquiry and the opportunity to comment. The United States would like to clarify that the United States Coast Guard and Transport Malta have been in contact throughout the duration of the developments involving this vessel. As of January 10, 2017, 12 crew members remain on board with food, water, and heat provided in the form of portable electric heaters.

ITF (23 May 2017)
Case almost resolved. Final 6 crew are due to be repatriated next week.

ITF (1 June 2017)
From: Katie Higginbottom
Sent: jeudi 1 juin 2017 14:11
To: Noh, Jinhak
Cc: Subject: FW: After 9 months of being stuck, final crew members on stranded ship sent home -

Dear All
I'm pleased to advise that the Newlead Granadino case is now resolved.
Best, Katie

The ship is at an anchorage in Baltimore. The men now have provisons and pay. The boilers are broken which would supply the heat for the vessel. Repairs have been slow going and parts are still needed.
The USCG has been waiting for a reply from Malta for weeks, Malta does not show much if any interest in this vessel or the men aboard.

Entered: Thursday - 1 June 2017 at 14:14:16
Last updated: Thursday - 1 June 2017 at 14:16:01
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