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Abandonment ID: 00354
Ship name:Orestina[Inactive]
7-digit IMO no.:9510589
Port of abandonment:Tuzla, Türkiye
Abandonment date:30 July 2018
Notification date:1 August 2018
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:13
Nationalities:Belarus; Latvia; Russian Federation; Ukraine
Actions taken:2 August 2018: Other
P&I contacted
Repatriation status:2 August 2018: Other
Crew remain on the vessel
Payment status:2 August 2018: Payment Pending
US$ 106,000
Comments and Observations:ITF (2 August 2018)
Owner is currently in bankruptcy proceedings.

P&I abandonment insurer is West of England (20/02/2018 - 20/02/2019)
The seafarers have applied to the insurance by email(01/08/2018).

Other (29 August 2018)
INFO ON M/T ORESTINA (16.08.2018)

Maritime Administration of GIBRALTAR has been notified by the Turkish Maritime Administration with the attached communication.
Investigations made by Turkish Maritime Administration on 02.08.2018 revealed the following points:
• There are 5 interim injunctions and an arrest order for the ship.
• Vessel has been at Tuzla Ada Shipyard since 21 May 2018 without any repair and maintenance.
• Shipmaster could not establish communication with the shipowner.
• There are 13 crewmembers on board. 10 of them from Russian nationality (including captain) also 1 personnel Ukranian, 1 personnel Latvian and 1 personnel from Belarusian nationality.
• Crew did not receive their 2 Months Salary of June and July.
• Sewage treatment plant of the ship is not working also gray water, black water tanks are full.
• Sewage disposal is being done by a sewage vessel that is provided by the agency.
• There is no diesel oil left in the ship therefore fuel oil used.
• Refrigerant gas used for air-conditioning and freezer is decreasing.

Info gathered from the Shipping Agency as of 03.08.2018:

• According to the captain's verbal statement, there are enough provisions on board.

• Sewage from the ship is regularly taken by the agency to prevent pollution.

• Crew are in contact with the ITF representative in Turkey and they have made the necessary legal applications regarding the non-payment of staff salaries.

• Shipmaster also is in contact with the P&I regarding the needs of the crew.

ITF (2 July 2021)
Contact with the crew has been lost and we have no confirmation that the outstanding wages were paid. Closed.

Entered: Thursday - 8 July 2021 at 13:16:13
Last updated: Thursday - 8 July 2021 at 13:16:52
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