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Maha [disputed]


Abandonment ID: 00014
Ship name:Maha [disputed]
7-digit IMO no.:6509709
Port of abandonment:Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire)
Abandonment date:5 March 2004
Notification date:5 March 2004
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:10
Circumstances:Extended stay in the port of Abidjan due to mechanical problem.
UPDATE 06/05: Ship arrested. Court on strike for months.
Actions taken:2004: Other
ITF provided assistance and advice.

April 2005: Other
ISF: Advised by ITF.
Repatriation status:2005: Repatriation pending

April 2005: Other
ISF: Vessel still there. No crew on board.
Payment status:Payment Pending
Claim for wages outstanding.
Comments and Observations:ITF (2004)
Crew contacted ITF for assistance. Informed the ITF that they were signed off by the shipowner in December 2003. They reported being forcibly removed from the ship although they held contracts running to May 2004. The seafarers were claiming two months wages. Reported that the shipowner had not provided funds since December 2003. Actions undertaken locally - case reported to the Maritime Labour Inspection, and the Labour Court.

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.

ITF (28 March 2006)
UPDATE: No further information available.

Other (2 August 2006)
The ILO has received copy of a letter sent by the Belize Registry to the IMO, whereby INMARBE precises that the vessel's registration with Belize was cancelled on 29th March 2001. This was reiterated in a letter from INMARBE, dated 21 December 2006.

ITF (21 January 2008)
No further information is known regarding this vessel.

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 16:26:36
Last updated: Monday - 11 December 2017 at 14:43:59
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