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Abandonment ID: 00545
Ship name:President[disputed]
7-digit IMO no.:8410665
Port of abandonment:Georgetown, Guyana
Abandonment date:28 May 2021
Notification date:11 June 2021
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:15
Circumstances:P&I: Arsenal Insurance Company.

Products Tanker

3 months unpaid wages. Lack of food, water and fuel.
The crew are using the reserve fuel oil and they blackout the vessel between 10:00 until 18:00.
Drinking water will run out soon.
Garbage on board for more 1 month.
Actions taken:3 June 2021: Flag State informed

Contacted the owners and Panama Maritime Authority.
Repatriation status:Repatriated
Payment status:Payment Pending
Comments and Observations:ITF (10 August 2021)
5 crewmembers have been repatriated to Venezuela without any owed wages being paid. 9 Venezuelan crew remain on board with food shortages, without wages and under threat from the shipowner. Disputed.

ITF (30 November 2021)
We understand that AMP Panamanian Maritime Authority sent at Inspector at Guyana to assess the situation. Crew have been repatriated to Venezuela but their wages remain unpaid.

Govt. of Panama (17 January 2023)
To date, the seafarers are pending payment of salaries for $5,800.00 in addition to transportation expenses.

ITF (18 July 2023)
Merchant Marine Department of PMA sent an inspector to Guyana to facilitate repatriation and payment of outstanding wages. The resident lawyer in PMA and AMP informed us that $5,800 had been paid to the crew on board, but we have seen no evidence of payment.

Entered: Wednesday - 11 August 2021 at 20:06:24
Last updated: Tuesday - 18 July 2023 at 15:25:35
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