|Abandonment ID:|| 00646|
|Ship name:||Archimedes[disputed] - fishing vessel|
|7-digit IMO no.:||7610426|
|Port of abandonment:||Nouadhibou, Mauritania|
|Abandonment date:||29 April 2022|
|Notification date:||4 May 2022|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||58|
|Nationalities:||Russian Federation; Ukraine|
|Circumstances:||P&I :MS Amlin Marine|
Crew has not received their salaries since they joined the
vessel. Nov 2021 and Jan 2022.
|Actions taken:||29 April 2022: Flag State informed|
Contacted shipowner and flag state authority.
|Payment status:||Payment Pending|
The total wages outstanding isUS$552,545.
|Comments and Observations:||International Chamber of Shipping (15 November 2022)|
Regarding the more recent Archimedes case, they explained that it’s also a fishing vessel, although the ILO database doesn’t indicate that. In this case, they’ve suggested that the shipowner ran into financial difficulty due to COVID-19 and high repair and maintenance costs (incurred in Las Palmas, Spain), rendering them unable to pay the wages due to the seafarers concerned. The crew left the ship in Mauritania around 2 May this year, with help from Russian seafarer representatives. Not entirely clear who borne the repatriation costs, but it seems to have been covered by the seafarers’ home country (Russia/Ukraine). Payment of wages is still an issue, but the shipowner is in contact with Angolan authorities.
ITF (18 July 2023)
Crew have been repatriated but their outstanding wages have not been paid.