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Lady Sema[resolved]


Abandonment ID: 00741
Ship name:Lady Sema[resolved]
7-digit IMO no.:9233624
Port of abandonment:Ghent, Belgium
Abandonment date:22 March 2023
Notification date:22 March 2023
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:20
Nationalities:Azerbaijan(8); Türkiye(11); Ukraine(1)
Circumstances:P/I : The London P&I Club

Type: Bulk Carrier

Vessel inspected in Finland on 15 March 2023 by ITF.
During inspection it was noticed that overtime records are not kept and not paid. Identified employment of a cadet which cannot be categorized as a cadet. On 16 March 2023 ITF inspector was informed by crew of double bookkeeping. Only the home allotments are paid. The cash is not paid – same confirmed to another ITF inspector by the crew on 21 March 2023. The crew is forced to sign documents on receipt of cash wages which are not correct. They fear for their situation on board and after off-signing. The vessel left Finland to Belgium on 16 March 2023. On 20 March 2023 principals informed the ITF that they have not paid anything and that they do not accept the wages claim
Actions taken:22 March 2023: Flag State informed
Multiple notices sent to the principals by ITF inspectors.
Principles refuse to accept the overtime claim. Principals do not understand that overtime records need to be kept, they do not respect the terms and conditions of the applicable CBA which they have concluded by own request. On 16 March 2023 the ITF were informed by the crew that the cash payments are never paid in cash. The same was confirmed to another ITF Inspector on 21 March 2023 via text messages. Double bookkeeping
Payment status:22 March 2023: Payment Pending
Comments and Observations:ITF (13 December 2023)
All crew is repatriated. Wages were paid in full, verified by Port State Control Belgium.

Entered: Wednesday - 13 December 2023 at 14:09:57
Last updated: Wednesday - 13 December 2023 at 14:16:08
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