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City Elite[resolved]


Abandonment ID: 00287
Ship name:City Elite[resolved]
7-digit IMO no.:9486908
Port of abandonment:Khor Fakkan OPL, United Arab Emirates
Abandonment date:28 June 2017
Notification date:5 July 2017
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:International Labour Organization
No. of Seafarers:7
Circumstances:No salary for 7 months, safety and fire equipment is non-functional, medicines have expired, no bridge equipment, no captain or chief engineer on board, no air conditioning or fans. Limited electricity and food. Seafarers have been trying to contact the company for early sign off, wages and medical treatment but have received no response. The ship is getting holes every few days in ballast tank and engine room
Actions taken:4 July 2017: Other
ITF contacted flag state. Seafarers contacted ITF 04 July 2017
Repatriation status:16 May 2022: Repatriated
The Liberian flag Administration informed that the vessel Operator repatriated the crew in October 2017 after a series of meetings and follow-ups.

Repatriation pending
Payment status:16 May 2022: Paid
The Liberian flag Administration informed that the seafarers were paid in October 2017.

Payment Pending
No salary remitted for 7 months
Comments and Observations:International Labour Organization
Liberia is planning to suspend the vessel from the Registry until MLC compliance is restored. Owners have refused to offer help to seafarers. Liberian registry state that repatriation can be offered but not wages.

Govt. of Liberia
Following notification from the ITF that the crew had not been paid, the Liberian Administration contacted the vesselís Operator. The Operator confirmed that they were facing financial constraints and that they were working to resolve the issues.
Liberiaís local UAE representative also met with the vesselís Operator in UAE to ensure that the crew would be paid and repatriated.
Consequently, the vessel was suspended from the Registry on 26 July 2017 until it restored compliance with MLC 2006, reinstated P&I coverage, and completed required audits/surveys. The seafarers were also offered repatriation in September 2017 by the Liberian Administration; however, they chose to stay on board until they were paid.

Last updated: Wednesday - 14 September 2022 at 11:03:33^ top

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