|Abandonment ID:|| 00394|
|Ship name:||Abo Alyssa[disputed]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||7724019|
|Port of abandonment:||Nemrut, Türkiye|
|Abandonment date:||26 March 2019|
|Notification date:||17 June 2019|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||10|
|Nationalities:||Syrian Arab Republic(3); Egypt(1); India(5); Germany(1)|
|Circumstances:||Crew have complained that they have not been paid for up to six months. The vessel has been banned from EU ports by Italian PSC and is currently at anchorage while issues are being resolved.|
|Actions taken:||10 June 2019: Flag State informed|
|Repatriation status:||17 June 2019: Repatriation pending|
All crew require repatriation. Contracts are expired.
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (17 June 2019)|
Crewmembers have reported falsification of certificates, demands for payment in return for training, wages paid only in cash or not at all, no access to shore leave, inadequate safety equipment and falsified work and rest hours.
Reports suggest that local authorities are more interested in removing the vessel from the area than assisting abandoned crew as the vessel is seen to present a risk to other vessels in the area.
ITF (2 July 2021)
All crew repatriated. Last 3 crewmembers (Syria (2), India (1) were deducted the cost of their travel home and paid for their own PCR tests. We have contacted the owner to reimburse the illegal deductions but have received no response. Disputed.