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Abandonment ID: 00404
Ship name:Freedom[disputed]
7-digit IMO no.:8943533
Port of abandonment:Bejaia, Algeria
Abandonment date:1 July 2019
Notification date:9 September 2019
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF (Jonathan Warring)
No. of Seafarers:6
Nationalities:Ghana(1); Togo(3); Ukraine(1); Serbia and Montenegro(1)
Circumstances:Seafarers unpaid for 5-11 months.
The master said that the flag has been withdrawn.
Comments and Observations:ITF (28 January 2021)
Case still in court. ITF offered legal assistance to crew. Until now the courts have refused the demands of the crew.

ITF (5 March 2021)
The ITF has repatriated all the crew without outstanding wages. Crew have been given ITF legal assistance and the case is now in the Algerian courts. Disputed.

ITF (11 August 2021)
February 2021: the final decision of the court in Bejaia rejected the crew claim and no further recourse is admitted. The seafarers are logically unhappy with this decision but unfortunately there were no other ways to solve this issue legally.

ITF (10 February 2022)
All the crew have been repatriated but remain unpaid. The ITF offered legal assistance to the crew, but the Algerian Court refused to admit the crew wage claims.

Entered: Friday - 5 March 2021 at 21:03:12
Last updated: Friday - 11 February 2022 at 12:34:17
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