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Fourthman 1 [resolved]


Abandonment ID: 00905
Nom du navire:Fourthman 1 [resolved]
Pavillon:St. Kitts & Nevis
No. OMI (7 chiffres):9181508
Port d'abandon:Lagos, Nigeria
Date d'abandon:1 mai 2023
Date de notification:5 mars 2024
Gouvernement ou entité rapportante:Fed. int. des ouvriers du transport (ITF)
Nombre de marins:18
Nationalités:Viet Nam(18)
Circonstances:P&I : Unknown

Type : Bulk Carrier

Seafarers have been on board for 18 months despite repeated requests to be repatriated.
Actions entreprises:2 février 2024: L'Etat du Pavillon à été informé
Contacted managers, flag state, local ITF affiliated union and Vietnamese embassy
Situation concernant le rapatriement:5 mars 2024: En attente de rapatriement

9 avril 2024: Rapatriés
The crew have been repatriated.
Paiement des salaires:9 avril 2024: Réglé
All wages have been paid.
Commentaires et observations:Fed. int. des ouvriers du transport (ITF) (5 mars 2024)
The crew have informed us that the vessel has a new owner

Gouv. de Saint-Kitts-et-Nevis (13 mars 2024)
Please see attached correspondence sent via Diplomatic channels on 06 February 2024. To date, we have not received any acknowledgement of receipt nor updates on the actions requested.

The St. Kitts and Nevis International Ship Registry requests the kind assistance of the Nigerian Navy in facilitating the repatriation of the crew onboard the vessel at reference, consistent with the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC).
As of December 2023, the following crew members have been onboard because of a situation that has already been resolved. Their presence on board to date is inconsistent with the Convention and their contractual obligations.
1) Vu Ngoc Anh - 18 month on board
2) Dang Hong Minh- 14 months
3) Nguyen viet Tan -14 months
We require your prompt assistance in ensuring that the crew are allowed to be signed off, disembarked and repatriated home from the vessel’s current location. Understandably, the unusually long time on the vessel, under these circumstances, is beginning to affect their health.

Gouv. de Viet Nam (14 mars 2024)
Immediately after receiving notification from from IMO and Vietnam Consular Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vietnam Maritime Administration (Vinamarine) had contacted the ship manager (Red Star Energy Company Limited) to investigate and verify the case information. According to the ship manager's report: While the cargo owners were carrying out the relevant procedures for goods in Lagos, Nigeria, the state management agency in Lagos informed that the shipowner can only replace seafarers after goods procedures are completed.

Currently, Red Star Energy Co., Ltd. is focusing on working with cargo owner to resolve procedures for goods. Seafarers on board are still being paid their wages in full and promptly every month, the living and working conditions on the ship are still guaranteed. Red Star Energy Co., Ltd commits to proactively arrange schedules and pay all repatriation costs for their seafarers.

Vinamarine also contacted the Vietnam Consular Department to discuss the case and request support to protect Vietnamese seafarers on M/v FOURTHMAN 1.

According to the latest update from Red Star Energy Co., Ltd, Nigerian Navy will allowed 02 seafarers (Vu Ngoc Anh, Dang Hong Minh) to be signed off on 15th March 2024, The remaining 05 seafarers whose contracts have expired will be repatriated next week. To ensure the legitimate rights and interests of seafarers, Vinamarine respectfully request assistance from IMO to ensure that all crew members are disembarked and repatriated home.

Fed. int. des ouvriers du transport (ITF) (9 avril 2024)
The crew have been repatriated and all wages have been paid.

Dernière mise à jour: jeudi - 11 avril 2024 a 10:17:34^ top

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