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Abandonment ID: 00288
Ship name:Qaaswa
Flag:United Arab Emirates
7-digit IMO no.:9438250
Port of abandonment:Sfax, Tunisia
Abandonment date:12 May 2017
Notification date:3 July 2017
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:19
Nationalities:India(15); Pakistan(4)
Circumstances:Vessel has many safety deficiencies, 23 identified by PSC. Owner refusing to pay and repatriate crew, instead pressing them to sail to Egypt. Same owner as Ocean Pride and Al Shajrah Moon.
Actions taken:Other
Coordination with ITF affiliate in Tunisia and local PSC
Repatriation status:Repatriated
4 repatriated on June 19, 15 repatriated on June 24.
Payment status:Partially paid
Wages paid until May, 1-2 months outstanding

Comments and Observations:ITF (17 July 2017)
Following the intervention of ITF, Tunisian PSC and the Tunisian ITF affiliated union, all the crew bar one were paid up until the end of May. One crew member is still owed wages for May and 24 days of June. The rest of the crew are owned for 24 days of June prior to repatriation.

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