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Abandonment ID: 00136
Ship name:Derbent[disputed]
7-digit IMO no.:6808026
Port of abandonment:Wakkanai, Japan
Abandonment date:7 February 2008
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:14
Nationalities:Russian Federation(10); Ukraine(4)
Circumstances:Vessel unseaworthy after running aground near the coast of Rishiri Island, Japan. Crew unpaid for 16 months. Support provided by the municipal government of Rishiri-Fuji Town Wakkanai Hokkaido and ITF inspector. Russian owner unwilling to assist or repatriate crew.
Actions taken:22 July 2009: Other
Requested the owner Mr. Vadym Ashurov of V and V in Moscow to pay outstanding wages and repatriation, and reported Ukrainian and Russian Embassies in Tokyo.
Repatriation status:22 July 2009: Repatriated
Ukrainian and Russian governments repatriated them.
Payment status:22 July 2009: Payment Pending
USD 65,028 for Ukrainian, Unknown for Russian.
Comments and Observations:ITF (22 July 2009)
Provisional Certificate of Registry issued by international Ship Registry of Cambodia expired on July 25, 2006. So, ITF could't notify this situation to flag state.

International Shipping Federation (9 April 2010)
Russian(10) and Ukraine(4) crews were repatriated to their countries after an interview with the Japanese Coast Guard. Total cost of work to remove a vessel was about twenty million Japanese yen(approx f130,000). Japanese Fishing Association tried to contact owner to demand payment but had no success.

ITF (25 November 2016)
The case is closed but the seafarers have not received all outstanding wages.

ITF (7 December 2017)
No further update expected

Entered: Monday - 19 December 2016 at 16:18:16
Last updated: Monday - 11 December 2017 at 14:25:59
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