|Abandonment ID:|| 00336|
|Ship name:||[Mahika- resolved]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||9033969|
|Port of abandonment:||Lome, Togo|
|Abandonment date:||2 April 2018|
|Notification date:||2 April 2018|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||16|
|Nationalities:||Ghana(7); India(8); Pakistan(1)|
|Circumstances:||Seafarers have not been paid for 2 months since February 2018 and they have requested repatriation except Fitter. The ship is sold to other company quite soon and new crews are getting on board on 10 April 2018. Seafarers feel fear on being discharged from the ship without any salaries. Company is suspicious of Chief Engineer being involved in fuel and lubricating oil theft.|
|Actions taken:||9 April 2018: Other|
Seafarers applied to the insurance:
Request letter from seafarers sent to P&I club, the American Club, and asked to handle this case together with PSC officer and Togo Navy.
|Repatriation status:||7 April 2018: Other|
2nd Engineer was repatriated on 7th April 2018 due to severe back pain but with no salary payment.
|Payment status:||31 March 2018: Partially paid|
USD 90,741 up to 31 March 2018 for 16 crews.
USD 22,462 for previous 4 crews
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (23 April 2018)|
Iím pleased to advise that the crew of the Mahika were repatriated from Togo on 16 and 18 April with full pay. We consider this case resolved.
International Transport Workers' Federation