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Surya Kuber[disputed]


Abandonment ID: 00219
Ship name:Surya Kuber[disputed]
7-digit IMO no.:8913617
Port of abandonment:Khalifa Bin Samlan, Bahrain
Abandonment date:28 November 2014
Notification date:12 February 2015
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:17
Nationalities:India(14); Myanmar(2); Philippines(1)
Circumstances:Crew's wages unpaid since October 2014 and crew's contacts of employment expired. Crew is running out of food (rice and dhal only) and on water rationing.
Actions taken:Other
Initial negotiations with the owners / managers resulted in the owners going silent. Various authorities in the Philippines and India were informed, including Consular Services.
Repatriation status:Repatriation pending
Crew remain onboard
Payment status:Payment Pending
Filipino captain and chief officer unpaid since November. Myanmar oilers are unpaid since October. Indian officer and crew are unpaid since December.
Comments and Observations:Govt. of Mongolia (24 February 2015)
Mongolia Marad informed that they, through the Mongolia Ship Registry in Singapore, tried to contact the vessel owner in Singapore for the explanation on the situation and for delivering letter urging rapid settlement of the case and warning the possibility of the court action in case it is not settled.

Charitable organisation (16 December 2016)
Crew repatriated without pay

ITF (7 December 2017)
Court case was pending in Bahraini court

The owners were issued MLC Certificate of Compliance No. 34001392 on 15 May 2014 under the Authority of the Government of Mongolia. Flag State is aware of the crew's grievances and reported breaches of the MLC.

Entered: Monday - 19 December 2016 at 16:30:52
Last updated: Monday - 11 December 2017 at 15:11:07
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