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KC Hadong[resolved]


Abandonment ID: 00853
Ship name:KC Hadong[resolved]
7-digit IMO no.:9161687
Port of abandonment:Busan, Korea
Abandonment date:1 August 2023
Notification date:19 December 2023
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:21
Nationalities:Korea, Republic of(4); Philippines(17)
Circumstances:P&I : Korea P&I Club

Type : Bulk Carrier

2+ months outstanding wages
Actions taken:29 October 2023: Flag State informed
Contacted the owners, flag state and P&I club
Repatriation status:19 December 2023: Repatriation pending
12 crew members have expired contracts and are requesting repatriation.
Payment status:19 December 2023: Payment Pending
Comments and Observations:ITF (19 December 2023)
Confirmed that the crew had received their onboard salaries, but the home allotments remained outstanding. On the 15th December 2023, the 2nd officer that the allotments from September till November remain outstanding.

Govt. of Korea, Republic of (22 December 2023)
At the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, I oversee tasks ship inspections in accordance with the MLC agreement.
I'm reporting regarding the incident involving the seafarer abandonment of the KC HADONG vessel.

1. Firstly, the KC HADONG vessel is currently not in Busan Port. It arrived in Yeosu, South Korea, on 11.24 and has been anchored there since.
- Prior to this, a legal dispute arose between KCMaritime, the actual owner of KC HADONG, and another shipping company from Greece (referred to as "Company A"). * KC HADONG is BBCHP.
- Company A has requested for provisional seizure against the KC HADONG at the Suncheon Branch of the Gwangju District Court, and the vessel is currently unable to set sail and is docked in Yeosu.

2. Currently, KC Marine Time is in continuous contact with KC HADONG and is making efforts to improve the working conditions and survival of seafarers, such as supplying food, and explained that it is not abandoning seafarers as known in the attached file.
- On the morning of 12.22, KCMaritime informed the captain via email that they would take action regarding unpaid wages between 12.25 and 12.26, and that they plan to depart on 12.27.

ITF (18 March 2024)
All crew have received their outstanding wages and been repatriated.

Entered: Monday - 18 March 2024 at 10:00:55
Last updated: Monday - 18 March 2024 at 10:01:19
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