MT Basra Star[disputed]
|Abandonment ID:|| 00460|
|Ship name:||MT Basra Star[disputed]|
|Flag:||Independent State of Samoa|
|7-digit IMO no.:||8515817|
|Port of abandonment:||Ratnagiri, India|
|Abandonment date:||June 2020|
|Notification date:||12 October 2020|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||International Chamber of Shipping (ISWAN (NGO))|
|No. of Seafarers:||13|
|Nationalities:||Ethiopia(1); India(10); Philippines(1); Sri Lanka(1)|
|Circumstances:||Unpaid wages, no sign-off, crew's mental wellbeing are getting affected.|
|Actions taken:||29 September 2020: Flag State informed|
Crew have e-mailed to DG Shipping, Magharastra maritime board, RPSL agencies, Flag State and owners.
|Repatriation status:||Repatriation pending|
Crew are waiting for sign-off.
|Payment status:||Payment Pending|
|Comments and Observations:||Non-governmental Organization (23 October 2020)|
Crew have confirmed that there is no development regarding 1. Payment of pending wages 2. Sign off and repatriation
Non-governmental Organization (1 December 2020)
Seafarers have mentioned that they are still waiting to hear on repatriation and that owner has offered settlement of wages once vessel shall be sold as scrap.
Non-governmental Organization (15 January 2021)
Crew's documents - CDC, COC, Passport are released by DG Shipping, there is an agreement signed between owner and crew on unpaid wages. However, the crew are still waiting for their dues and have not been repatriated.
Non-governmental Organization (5 March 2021)
There is no updates about payment of wages and sign off.
Non-governmental Organization (21 December 2021)
Based on last communication with seafarer on 9th December 2021, all crew have returned home and they have received partial wages. Based on crew's agreement with company, they will be paid remaining wages once after vessel will be scrapped.
Non-governmental Organization (20 April 2022)
Based on updates received from a seafarer on 23rd March 2022, he had a communication with owner's representative who informed that a notice has been received from environmental department that the vessel will be scrapped after 6 month and after that the remaining salary will be given to seafarers.
Non-governmental Organization (4 August 2022)
Based on my communication with seafarer dated 27th July 2022, pending wages issue still remains same. Vessel has still not been scrapped.
Non-governmental Organization (18 October 2022)
Based on communication with seafarer dated 29th September 2022, vessel has still not been scrapped. There has been no development regarding payment of pending wages.
Non-governmental Organization (31 March 2023)
Based on communication with seafarer on 29th March 2023, there has been no development regarding payment of pending wages.