|Abandonment ID:|| 00572|
|7-digit IMO no.:||7529861|
|Port of abandonment:||Suez, Egypt|
|Abandonment date:||19 September 2021|
|Notification date:||20 September 2021|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||10|
Urgent need of provisions and food and water Outstanding wages for all crew for 8 months (9 months for 1 crewmember.
|Actions taken:||1 July 2021: Flag State informed|
Owners-managers and Flag State contacted.
ITF is working now to assist in provisions and food and water on humanitarian grounds.
ITF is about to offer legal assistance to crew to claim their wages.
|Repatriation status:||Repatriation pending|
Repatriation requested by all crew.
|Payment status:||Payment Pending|
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (20 September 2021)|
This vessel has already reported as abandoned by the ITF in 2019 when it was in Sudan and where it was sold after a long legal course. It is now with a new owner and new crew are abandoned The vessel was in Egypt in April 2021 with 17 crew. 8 were disembarked and repatriated with wages paid by owners and one of those repatriated returned. So actual total crew on board is 10.
ITF (10 February 2022)
Most of the crew have been paid and repatriated. Our information is that 2 seafarers remain on board
ITF (25 July 2022)
6 crew are still suffering on board . The ITF is working to repatriate them, but the local agent is not collaborating. The Egyptian maritime authorities have been asked to assist the repatriation of the crew. The ITF is providing humanitarian assistance as they have no fuel and therefore no electricity. The owners and local agent are not providing any provisions for the crews basic needs. The ITF has offered legal assistance to the crew.
Govt. of Egypt (8 February 2023)
- All the seafarers on board the vessel(Sudanese, Egyptian) had been left the vessel except 1 Egyptian who is appointed as legal guardian until the seafarers wages to be settled.
- Judgments reservation had been made in regards to the seafarers wages
ITF (7 March 2023)
Crew has been disembarked and repatriated by the ITF. We have been assisting the crew with food and provisions during more than 10 months. We have offered legal assistance to the crew, and the case is in currently in the courts