|Abandonment ID:|| 00587|
|7-digit IMO no.:||9252967|
|Port of abandonment:||En-route to Sri Lanka|
|Abandonment date:||1 November 2021|
|Notification date:||5 November 2021|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||26|
|Circumstances:||P&I: The American Club|
Crude Oil Tanker
Crew have not been paid for 3 months and a number of the crew are over contract.
|Actions taken:||3 November 2021: Flag State informed|
Contacted the company but no response yet. Informed the flag state and P&I club.
|Payment status:||21 February 2022: Paid|
The crew have now confirmed that they have been paid.
It should be noted that this vessel was off AIS for almost 6 months during which time it sailed from Sri Lanka to the Ivory Coast, then to Venezuela and back again to the Ivory Coast. On its way to Venezuela the crew were ordered to repaint the name and IMO on the vessel, its lifeboats etc to VINE (9008744). The IMO number actually refers to a vessel called AURIGA, which was broken up in 2013.
The ITF has port lists to show that the vessel was anchored near ABIDJAN despite there being nothing on AIS
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (18 January 2022)|
14 crew signed off in Abidjan on 10th December 2021. The crewmember who originally complained has confirmed that he is still owed 1 months wages
ILO/IMO (17 February 2022)
The entire crew have forwarded receipt of paid wages for the month of January 2022.
Govt. of Panama (21 February 2022)
According to the procedures, we request proof of payment by the owner and proof receipt of payment by crew, which we have already received and proceeded with said review.
To proceed with the definitive closure of the claim, we need you to reconfirm or provide us with and email to reconfirm said payment by the crew.