|Abandonment ID:|| 00492|
|Ship name:||Ritchi Maru[disputed]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||8805779|
|Port of abandonment:||Kaohsiung, Taiwan|
|Abandonment date:||9 November 2020|
|Notification date:||18 December 2020|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||14|
|Nationalities:||China(5); India(8); Myanmar(1)|
Crew have 6-8 months outstanding wages and the owner has seemingly stopped provisioning the vessel.
|Actions taken:||14 December 2020: Flag State informed|
Negotiations with the owners and flag state.
|Repatriation status:||Repatriation pending|
All 14 crew are awaiting repatriation.
|Payment status:||Payment Pending|
Owner has paid $30,900 of outstanding wages, which is partial payment.
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (21 January 2021)|
4 crew repatriated via sister vessel M/T Prosper in January 2021. Owner has paid $30,900 of outstanding wages, which is partial payment. Vessel left Kaohsiung on 12/01/2021 believed to be heading to Taipei.
ITF (5 February 2021)
6 crew have received 3 months wages and been repatriated There is still 6 months outstanding wages. Disputed.
ITF (5 March 2021)
6 Crew repatriated via sister vessel MT Prosper on 28 January 2021 with the assistance of ITF and Flag State.
Owner has partly paid outstanding wages totalling $USD 30,900.
The vessel left the anchorage of Kaohsiung on 12 January 2021.