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[Gale Force - resolved]


Abandonment ID: 00070
Ship name:[Gale Force - resolved]
7-digit IMO no.:7523817
Port of abandonment:Ijmuiden, Netherlands
Abandonment date:13 August 2008
Notification date:1 October 2008
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:Govt. of United States
No. of Seafarers:4
Nationalities:Canada(1); Spain(1); Poland(1); United States(1)
Circumstances:Vessel owner has reportedly ceased paying crew and providing for basic necessities. Crew reports that he is relying upon local charity for basic subsistence.
Actions taken:Flag State informed
US Coast Guard officials based in Rotterdam have been in regular contact with the remaining crewmember and offered to provide assistance and advised him of availability of further potential assistance from US consulate. US Coast Guard officials have identified numerous safety deficiencies and have unsuccessfully attempted to work with shipowner resolve crew and safety issues.
Repatriation status:1 October 2008: Other
One crewmember remains onboard

27 November 2008: Other
Port state confirms that only one seafarer remains on board although originally there were 4 seafarers on board
Payment status:1 October 2008: Other
Remaining crewmember reports that he is due considerable unpaid back wages

27 November 2008: Other
Port state informs that court case is ongoing
Comments and Observations:Govt. of United States (1 October 2008)
Further information will be provided as soon as it is developed and verified by the US Coast Guard

Govt. of Netherlands (27 November 2008)
Port state informs that 4 sefarers were originally on board but that only one(US national) now remains.

ITF (25 November 2016)
Case resolved

Entered: Friday - 25 November 2016 at 15:55:56
Last updated: Friday - 25 November 2016 at 15:56:28
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