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[China Sea Discovery - Inactive]


Abandonment ID: 00012
Ship name:[China Sea Discovery - Inactive]
7-digit IMO no.:5063629
Port of abandonment:Kaohsiung (Taiwan (China))
Abandonment date:August 2004
Notification date:August 2004
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:36
Nationalities:China; Philippines; Ukraine; Viet Nam
Circumstances:Ship arrested.
Actions taken:April 2005: Other
ISF: Wrote to ISF members in Liberia and Philippines, and contacted ITF.
Repatriation status:April 2005: Repatriated
ISF: Vessel arrested, crew repatriated, not received wages.

June 2005: Repatriated
ICFTU/ISF Update: All crew members now repatriated to the Philippines.
Payment status:2005: Partially paid
Comments and Observations:ITF (2005)
Fairplay International reported that the ship was under arrest in Taiwan following a hunger strike by its crew who had not been paid for 15 months. An agreement was reached with the ship's local agent to pay the crew part of their wages. The agent had requested that the vessel be arrested and sold to pay for debts owed to both the port and seafarers.

ITF (June 2005)
UPDATE: New crew recruited.

International Maritime Organisation (December 2005)
IMO: Vessel now renamed "Sea Discovery"

ILO/IMO (February 2006)
Joint letter co-signed by ILO Director general and IMO Secretary General to the Flag State administration, urging them to facilitate the resolution of this case.

International Maritime Organisation (3 March 2006)
The IMO has received a letter from the flag State register. This text is not in a format that can be displayed here. It can be consulted on request.

ITF (28 March 2006)
UPDATE: Wages still outstanding. Pending court case in the Philippines re outstanding wages.

ITF (14 July 2006)
UPDATE: The total amount owing to Filipino seafarers that were repatriated in December 2003 is US$224,604.09. The courts found in their favour however, it has not been possible to enforce the decision due to the closure of the manning agency, Alliance Maritime Support Services Inc., and the disappearance of the owner of the company. It is understood that the shipowner, - China Sea Cruises, is a co-defendant, but there are limited possibilities for pursuing the case against him due to reasons of location.

ITF (21 January 2008)
There are no known further developments with this case. The vessel has now been broken up.

ITF (16 December 2016)
Case closed but details not available

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