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[Sea Honest - resolved]


Abandonment ID: 00253
Ship name:[Sea Honest - resolved]
7-digit IMO no.:9142100
Port of abandonment:Algiers, Algeria
Abandonment date:June 2016
Notification date:2 November 2016
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:18
Nationalities:India(15); Türkiye(3)
Circumstances:The crew have not been paid for 6months, no food, no fresh water, and provisions on board, risk of imminent blackout and failure to provide medical assistance. The company has recently sold two ships. The vessel is under arrest by port authorities. Similar problems with previous crew but they were repatriated in June. No response from flag State in spite of numerous reports.
Actions taken:Other
Attempts to negotiate with owners, managers, port state authorities.
Repatriation status:Repatriation pending
Payment status:Payment Pending
6 months wages outstanding.
Comments and Observations:ITF (21 February 2017)
From: Mohamed Arrachedi
Sent: 21 February 2017 15:17
To: Jamie Daniel; Finlay Mcintosh; seddik berrama; Katie Higginbottom
Cc: Steve Trowsdale; Jacqueline Smith
Subject: Steos in the settlement of the Seahonest claim-Algeirs port
Importance: High

Dear all,
this is to tell you that today, and in a rally against time, with crossed calls,,we have managed a first steptowards a good settlement of the crew claims on baord of the seahonest.
It isstill not defiitive cause I have 5 crew who has different criteria, but it is a good sep forward.As follows:

1- 01 Ab has been paid all his wages and as a ocunter part, he stays on board.The captain has already left and was paid 6000 USd.

2-08 crew accepted the company to pay them all untill 15 january. and repatriate them.

3- 05 crew, are still defending to be paid untill 08th february and am working on it with the owner.

I wish i can give a definitive settlement info very soon,
best regards

ITF Inspectorate Office

ITF (23 February 2017)
From: Mohamed Arrachedi
Sent: 23 February 2017 09:28
To: Jamie Daniel; Finlay Mcintosh; seddik berrama; Katie Higginbottom
Cc: Steve Trowsdale; Jacqueline Smith; Sam Dawson; Jonathan Warring; Bilal Malkawi; Baker Khundakji; arab-world
Subject: Algeria Seahonest: Positive advances for Final Settlement for crew of Mv Sea Honest
Importance: High

Dear colleagues

I can confirm now that the payments have been done to the seahonest crew on a very positive basis for the interest of the sefarers sranded and banaodnned there for more than 07 months , as all you knw, in a very difficult and infrahuman situation.
The settlementachieved and consumed/excecuted and confirmed is as follows:

1- 08 crew are paid in full till 15 janary, and will be repatriated next sunday to their home.

2-02 crew are paid in full till 31st january, and wants to stay on baord(the company pays in full for the ones who want to stay on board).

3- Master who disembarked was paid 6000 usd and will meet the company at our request, this fiorday, to agree terms for a final settlement. am in contact with him and the company for his final settlement.

4- At last, there is a pending setlement and on going negotiations for 5 crew, who claims to be paid untill 08th february. Negotiations are going on, and I hope to achieve a definitive settlement soon.I separated it from the rest, as it waa interferring and affcting the other advanced negotiations I was having for the rest.

Will keep you all informed.
Best regads

ITF Inspectorate Office

ITF (9 March 2017)
From: Katie Higginbottom
Sent: jeudi 9 mars 2017 15:02

Dear All
I'm pleased to advise that we can consider the case of the Sea Honest resolved. Two crew members have come to an arrangement with the company and will stay on board. Five leave tonight and the rest have already been repatriated. Wages have been paid according to agreements with the crew.

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