|Abandonment ID:|| 00452|
|7-digit IMO no.:||9588407|
|Port of abandonment:||Outer anchorage, off Manila, Philippines|
|Abandonment date:||1 September 2020|
|Notification date:||7 October 2020|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||Govt. of Liberia (Liberian Registry)|
|No. of Seafarers:||13|
|Nationalities:||Russian Federation(12); Ukraine(1)|
|Circumstances:||P&I: The Swedish Club (02/20/2020-02/20/2021)|
This is a re-occurring abandonment case. (previous case: abandonment ID 00437)
|Actions taken:||1 September 2020: Flag State informed|
The Liberian Administration was informed by the vessel's Master that the vessel was detained at Manila by PSC for unpaid wages due to previous crew. The current crew had also complained about delayed wage payment, living conditions, lack of fresh water and provisions.
|Repatriation status:||16 May 2022: Repatriated|
All seafarers were repatriated
Seafarers remain on board the vessel until the authorities approve the repatriation plan.
|Payment status:||Payment Pending|
The current crew complain about delayed payments.
|Comments and Observations:||Govt. of Liberia (7 October 2020)|
The Administration contacted the vessel's management company who denied the allegation. The Administration contacted the Swedish Club; the Club confirmed that the vessel had been without main electrical power for an extended period of time; the crew has not been paid for 2 months; the vessel's owners have not been providing necessary support and maintenance to the crew; the charterers have been supplying fuel and provisions for the crew. Some crewmembers are sick and want to be repatriated.
The Liberian Administration reached out to the local Port State Authorities to request access for crew repatriation.
The local Authorities will not allow the crew to be repatriated without replacement crew.
The Swedish Club's local correspondents in Manila are discussing the matter with the local authorities with a view to obtaining their cooperation on the crew repatriation and, if necessary, locating a safe layby berth or anchorage.
ITF (19 October 2020)
The local authorities do not allow the crew to be repatriated without replancement crew.
Govt. of Liberia (6 November 2020)
This Administration has been working on this case since it was reported to us, and has been in communication with the shipowner, P and I club, charterer reps, and local authorities of the port State to assist the seafarer. P and I club continuously are working on getting the hopeful repatriation of the seafarers.
We will continue to provide you with updates on this matter as it occur. We also would like to express our appreciation for the support and cooperation of the Philippine authorities, including the local PSC for their continuing assistance.
Govt. of Philippines (6 November 2020)
The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) of the Republic of the Philippines respectfully provides you with our letter dated 30 October 2020 requesting IMO's assistance to inform the Liberian Administration of the case of abandonment of the Bulk Tanker Bourbon and to request their plan on the repatriation of the crew as well as on the payment of their wages.
Govt. of Liberia (16 May 2022)
On May 12, 2022, the Administration received an update from the new owner’s representative confirming that crew wages were paid for up to January 21, 2021 and all crew were repatriated accordingly.