|Abandonment ID:|| 00382|
|Ship name:||Beas Dolphin[disputed]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||9413482|
|Port of abandonment:||Mumbai|
|Notification date:||31 January 2019|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||International Chamber of Shipping (ISWAN)|
|No. of Seafarers:||18|
|Circumstances:||The Mumbai based offshore company has not paid wages to the crew since atleast 6-7 months now. One of the Indian Master who had signed off from ship in July 2018, has also not been paid by company for his services for 2+ months.|
The said matter has been brought to the notice of DG Shipping India amongst others.
Nationalities: 1 Ukraine, 17 Indian (1 Ukraine, 16 Indians on ship + 1 Indian sign off)
|Repatriation status:||27 December 2018: Repatriation pending|
1 Indian off-signer
17 seafarers still on board (16 Indians + 1 Ukrainian)
|Comments and Observations:||Non-governmental Organization (2 February 2021)|
We contacted the Indian crew and they have not received wages yet. It is learnt that the vessel has been sold off and the matter is in court where hearings are going on.
Non-governmental Organization (5 March 2021)
Vessel has been sold out and money is with court. Court hearings are ongoing. None of the crew have been paid wages till date.
Non-governmental Organization (21 December 2021)
Vessel has been sold out and money is with court. Court hearings are going. No development regarding payment of pending wages based on last communication with seafarer on 10th December 2021.
Non-governmental Organization (20 April 2022)
Based on communication with seafarer on 23rd March 2022 court hearings are going. No development regarding payment of pending wages.
Non-governmental Organization (4 August 2022)
Based on communication with seafarer on 27th July 2022, there has been no development regarding payment of pending wages.
Non-governmental Organization (18 October 2022)
Based on my communication with crew dated 29th September 2022, there has been no development regarding payment of pending wages.
Non-governmental Organization (31 March 2023)
Seafarers (which include 2 ABs, 1 second officer and 1 second engineer) they had filed case on court and they have been paid their pending wages with interest by Mumbai High Court. Remaining seafarers are still awaiting payment of pending