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[Polestar - resolved]


Abandonment ID: 00294
Ship name:[Polestar - resolved]
7-digit IMO no.:9364813
Port of abandonment:Zhenjiang anchorage, China
Abandonment date:6 July 2017
Notification date:6 July 2017
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:19
Circumstances:Crew unpaid for up to 4 months; employment for 9 members of the crew came to an end and they are overdue for repatriation; critical level of provisions and drinking water onboard. We further understand that subsequent to the abandonment report to us, the vessel was involved in a collision on 09 July 2017.
Actions taken:6 July 2017: Flag State informed
Owners contacted; Ukrainian Authorities and Flag State in copy
Repatriation status:31 July 2017: Repatriation pending
The crew is still onboard; owners allegedly discussed the crew problems with their mortgagee (National Bank of Greece) and the West of England P&I Club over the past few weeks but no information provided to the crew. The Club responded to the ship’s Charterer in Dubai that “the Club cannot assist” in relation to the crew related issues.
Payment status:31 July 2017: Payment Pending
USD 139,566.82 outstanding to the end of July 2017
Comments and Observations:ITF (31 July 2017)
The Charterer assisted the crew with provisions and drinking water;
West of England P&I Club on its website shows a valid insurance cover for the vessel under MLC’s Regulation 2.5.2 (18/01/2017 - 20/02/2018) and MLC – Regulation 4.2 (18/01/2017 - 20/02/2018)

ITF (1 September 2017)
From: Katie Higginbottom
Sent: vendredi 1 septembre 2017 15:15
To: Noh, Jinhak

Dear All
I’m pleased to confirm that the Polestar case has been settled by the P&I club.
We can consider it resolved.
Best, Katie

Last updated: Friday - 1 September 2017 at 16:38:00^ top

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