|Abandonment ID:|| 00415|
|Ship name:||MV DARSHANI PREM[disputed]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||9471824|
|Port of abandonment:||Kakinada, India|
|Abandonment date:||August 2019|
|Notification date:||3 December 2019|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||Non-governmental Organization (ISWAN)|
|No. of Seafarers:||15|
|Circumstances:||Unpaid wages and poor condition.|
|Actions taken:||1 February 2022: Other|
The Company "Ind-Aust Maritime Pvt. Ltd" was "Technical Manager" of the vessel from 01st April 2009 to 6th May 2014.
Thereafter, on 6th April 2014, the vessel was handed over to the Owners "Mercator Limited". Also, for the entire period when "Ind-Aust Maritime Pvt. Ltd" was "Technical Manager" of the vessel, the Crew Mangers were the owners "Mercator Limited".
Crew have been repatriated.
|Comments and Observations:||Non-governmental Organization (9 March 2021)|
Crew have been repatriated but they have still not received their wages. Matter is still in court in India.
Non-governmental Organization (10 June 2021)
No development regarding payment of pending wages. Case is pending with High Court in Andhra Pradesh.
Non-governmental Organization (21 December 2021)
No development regarding payment of pending wages. Based on communicaiton with seafarer on 9th December, vessel was sold during auction by court order last month.
Non-governmental Organization (10 March 2022)
ISWAN stated that:
We are hearing the name of the company Ind- Aus Maritime Pvt Ltd through below mail and had no clue that they were managers before. We had only reported the attached abandonment form which do not have any details of owners mentioned in it and only collects and share information shared by the crew with us. We were informed by the crew that Mercator lines were the manager at time of abandonment and Indian maritime unions were also involved in follow up with the company-Mercator Lines.
Therefore, am afraid, I do not have any information regarding Ind-Aus Maritime Pvt Ltd.
Non-governmental Organization (20 April 2022)
Matter is in court. Based on communicaiton with seafarer on 23rd March 2022, no development regarding payment of pending wages.
Non-governmental Organization (4 August 2022)
Based on communication with seafarer on 27th July 2022, there has been no development regarding payment of pending wages. Matter is still in court.
Non-governmental Organization (18 October 2022)
Based on communication with seafarer dated 29th September 2022, matter is still in court with no idea on how long will it take.
Non-governmental Organization (31 March 2023)
Based on information shared by seafarer on 29th March 2023, vessel is sold long back and money is with court however still seafarers are waiting for the payment of pending wages.