|Abandonment ID:|| 00179|
|Ship name:||[Oceanic Power - Inactive]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||8008280|
|Port of abandonment:||Kingston, Jamaica|
|Abandonment date:||9 January 2012|
|Notification date:||10 January 2012|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||Govt. of Jamaica (Maritime Authority of Jamaica)|
|No. of Seafarers:||9|
|Circumstances:||Vessel was towed into Kingston as it lost power on its way to Greece from the Bahamas. Several promises by the owner to pay salaries and repatriate seafarers have not been fulfilled. Local agent has been supplying food and drinking water to seafarers from their own purse.|
|Actions taken:||2 February 2012: Other|
Registrar of Seafarers, Maritime Authority of Jamaica, from January 9 ¿ February 2, 2012 has done the following: Contacted local agent to ascertain status of seafarers, requested meeting with Captain and some crew to ascertain condition. Contacted foreign affairs ministry, contacted Greek and Bangladeshi Consul in Jamaica, spoke with prospective purchaser of vessel indicating plight of seafarers and to ascertain a possible resolution date. Constant contact with agent and seafarers, two subsequent meetings with captain and members of the crew at the offices of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica. Spoke with owner who gave promises of resolution. Response from Bangladeshi Consul who indicated that the Government has been informed. Copies of crew passports have been scanned and sent to Counsel. However up to February 2, 2012 no resolution, no response from Flag or country of nationality.
|Repatriation status:||7 February 2012: Repatriation pending|
|Payment status:||11 January 2012: Payment Pending|
At January 11 - US$ 39,476 (crew), Euro 9,600 (captain).
|Comments and Observations:||Govt. of Jamaica (7 February 2012)|
Seafarers are contemplating arresting ship, however there is no definitive time frame for resolution if this route is taken. A local maritime lawyer was consulted. Also they need money to do this. Seafarers have been promised tickets by owner, and have been advised by Registrar of Seafarers to begin thinking about getting home as they cannot remain in the country indefinitely. However they are reluctant to leave vessel as they are worried that they will not receive salaries if they go home.
ITF (16 December 2016)
Case closed but details not available