|Abandonment ID:|| 00638|
|7-digit IMO no.:||8214968|
|Port of abandonment:||Dakar, Senegal|
|Abandonment date:||4 April 2022|
|Notification date:||11 April 2022|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||4|
|Circumstances:||P&I : The East of England P&I Association Ltd|
The crew are unpaid for 4 months and are running low on
food and drinking water; the vessel is detained by the local
Authorities (Customs) since 18 January 2022
|Actions taken:||6 April 2022: Flag State informed|
Owners contacted to resolve the crew situation, flag State,
financial security provider, and Indian Embassy / Consulate
to Senegal contacted for assistance
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (11 April 2022)|
The P&I is The East of England P&I Association Ltd.
The total wages outstanding is $US35,470 to end of March 2022.
Crew requires repatriation.
ITF (22 July 2022)
The owners, flag state, financial security provider (East of England P&I Association Ltd.), and Indian Embassy / Consulate to Senegal contacted (with reminders sent) intervention but no replies nor acknowledgement received, save from the Indian Consulate saying that they were not in the position to assist with the crew’s contractual matters. Under the circumstances the ITF has arranged and paid for the crew repatriation home (2 Indians and 2 Ukrainians) in April 2022 with thanks to no-objection to leave from the port State. The crew’s outstanding wages of $36,100 remain unpaid and the vessel remains seized by the local Customs Authorities in Dakar.
Note: There are also 3 more seafarers from the ship who are presently imprisoned in Dakar. ITF decided to repatriate the crew on humanitarian grounds.