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Abandonment ID: 00313
Ship name:Qaaswa
Flag:United Arab Emirates
7-digit IMO no.:9438250
Port of abandonment:Sfax, Tunisia
Abandonment date:3 July 2017
Notification date:3 July 2017
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:7
Nationalities:Ethiopia(1); Sri Lanka(6)
Circumstances:This crew replaced the previously abandoned crew. Not paid since they arrived on board. There are a further 20 seafarers on board of which 18 Egyptian and 2 Indian but they have not complained or made contact with ITF as yet.
Actions taken:14 November 2017: Other
Work with UAE authorities to persuade owner to honour their contract.
Repatriation status:2 November 2017: Other
7 seafarers repatriated 02 November 2017
Payment status:14 November 2017: Partially paid
Partial back pay paid USD 500/crew member, USD 750 to electrician and USD 1,100 for an officer. Balance outstanding.
Comments and Observations:ITF (14 November 2017)
The company eventually paid the repatriation thanks to intervention of the FTA.

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