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Abandonment ID: 00694
Ship name:Niba[resolved]
7-digit IMO no.:9046784
Port of abandonment:Khor Fakkan, UAE
Abandonment date:1 July 2022
Notification date:22 September 2022
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:24
Nationalities:Azerbaijan(1); Philippines(9); Ukraine(14)
Circumstances:P&I : Unknown

Filipino crew are owed 4 months wages (May – August). It also appears that the other seafarers on board are also owed wages but we have received no complaint from them as yet.
Actions taken:22 September 2022: Flag State informed
Contacted the company, flag state, UAE authorities and the crewing agent in the Philippines.
Repatriation status:22 September 2022: Repatriation pending
Comments and Observations:Govt. of Panama (19 July 2023)
In response to the Labour complaint filed against the vessel “NIBA”, with IMO No. 9046784, please find the latest communications:
This Administration sent an email to the shipowners, informing them of the labor complaint filed against the vessel, and requesting that they inform us of the measures adopted to correct said deficiencies.
On June 20, 2023 we have received the following P&I information:
“The shipowner paid the crew members who had bank accounts for the months of April and May and informed that the crew members who do not have bank accounts will receive their salaries in the United Arab Emirates."
On June 28, 2023 we request the ITF inspector to confirm this information.

ITF (5 September 2023)
Outstanding wages were paid by the P&I Club

Entered: Wednesday - 6 September 2023 at 09:15:07
Last updated: Wednesday - 6 September 2023 at 09:15:53
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