|Abandonment ID:|| 00473|
|Ship name:||Jolly Lizzy[disputed]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||7813145|
|Port of abandonment:||Lome, Togo|
|Abandonment date:||March 2020|
|Notification date:||20 October 2020|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||6|
|Circumstances:||P&I: Arsenal Insurance Company (06/08/2019 - 05/08/2020)|
- P&I details not available on the vessel.
- ITF has made the club aware, but crew have pursued legal action to recover wages.
Seafarers have not been paid regularly since October 2019. ITF intervention led to the owner paying wages for November 2019, plus 2 part payment in May/June.
|Actions taken:||5 March 2020: Flag State informed|
Engagement with flag state and owner.
|Repatriation status:||Repatriation pending|
4 crew members are seeking to be repatriated as soon as possible.
|Payment status:||21 February 2022: Partially paid|
ITF have been informed that the crew have received their owed wages, but they have not been able to confirm this and contact with the crew has been lost.
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (20 October 2020)|
Commercial managers have dragged this out unnecessarily and have treated seafarers with contempt for months.
Govt. of Togo (3 December 2020)
Regarding the ship Jolly Lizzy, currently at the Autonomous Port of Lome, it was subjected of protective seizure then to seizure and sale at the request of the sailors for non-payment of wages, and this after several unsuccessful attempts at conciliation between the ship-owner and the sailors on the initiative of the Maritime Affairs Department. Faced with this case of abandonment, the maritime administration assumed its responsibilities towards the sailors on board the ship Jolly Lizzy in accordance with Standard 2.5 of the MLC, to which Togo is a party. The administration covered the charges inherent in COVID-19 test and the repatriation of the four Ghanaian sailors to their country on 18th October 2020.
Two Togolese sailors are currently on board to guard the ship. Legal proceedings in this case are ongoing and seek full payment of the wages of the prejudiced seafarers and other claims on the said vessel.