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KayKay 1[disputed]


Abandonment ID: 00523
Ship name:KayKay 1[disputed]
7-digit IMO no.:8108949
Port of abandonment:San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Abandonment date:30 January 2021
Notification date:15 March 2021
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:18
Nationalities:Cuba; Dominican Republic; Honduras
Circumstances:P&I: unknown

Products Tanker

No running water and limited electricity. No first aid supplies. Bare minimum food.
Actions taken:1 February 2021: Flag State informed
No response.

Contacted shipowner.
Repatriation status:23 March 2021: Repatriated
3 Honduran crew successfully repatriated on the 23 March, 2021 by ITF.
Payment status:Payment Pending
US $63,233 (Due to 3 Honduran crew)

Owner paid Honduran crew 1 month of salary in last 13 months, nothing in over 4 months (Hondurans joined January 2020).
Owner paid Dominican and Cuban crew members 1 month of owed salary on 9 March in order to prevent them hiring an attorney to pursue their claim for wages owed (Dominican crew joined December 2020 and Cuban crew joined October 2020).
Comments and Observations:ITF (15 March 2021)
Some of the seafarers seem to be afraid to complain after receiving threats.

ITF (6 April 2021)
From ITF Coordinator, Spain
Three Honduran crew successfully were repatriated on the 23rd of March, 2021 by ITF. However they didn´t get the money. The safety deficiencies reported by the crew and the substandard vessel that we could see on the videos received were reported to the PSC in Dominican Republic and to the Flag State.

ITF (13 December 2021)
Case still in Dominican Republic courts with crew’s own appointed lawyer. Next hearing 14 Feb 2022.

ITF (6 April 2022)
Vessel has now changed name to CETUS and flag to Comoros. The vessel departed the Dominican Republic late February/early March in defiance of a court order.

ITF (14 June 2023)
Vessel sank at sea on 27th May 2022. Crew did not receive their outstanding wages and are not expected to now

Entered: Tuesday - 14 December 2021 at 03:53:51
Last updated: Wednesday - 14 June 2023 at 12:25:32
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