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Abandonment ID: 00422
Ship name:Jag[Inactive]
7-digit IMO no.:6417748
Port of abandonment:Malta
Abandonment date:4 July 2019
Notification date:28 February 2020
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:International Chamber of Shipping (ISWAN)
No. of Seafarers:6
Nationalities:India(4); Pakistan(2)
Circumstances:All seafarers were repatirated without being paid.
Actions taken:Other
Reported the matter to DG Shipping in India
Repatriation status:Repatriated
All seafarers were repatriated.
Payment status:Payment Pending
USD 130,000 for 4 Indian seafarers
Comments and Observations:Govt. of Turkey (11 August 2020)
- The ship arrived in Aliaga port, Turkey on 12.07.2019,
- The ship berthed “Bereket Gemi Söküm İth. İhr. Tic. Ltd. Şti.” ship recycling facility on 13.07.2020,
- Scrapping operation started on 19 July 2019 with the permission issued by Harbour Master,
- Scrapping operation was completed on 22 August 2019.

According to the registry certificate issued by the flag State and P&I certificate issued by “The British&European Overseas P&I Insurance”, the ship is registered to Tanzania Zanzibar flag.

Moreover, checks made on international ship databases (i.e. IHS Fairplay) including GISIS ship and company particulars module, confirm that ships flag and certification as Tanzania Flag. Therefore, necessary permissions for ship arrival and scrapping were issued.

In the light of foregoing, we could not find any clue supporting illegal scrapping claim.

Govt. of Malta (13 August 2020)
The MT Tanker Jaguar IMO 6417748, Togo Flag was operating outside Maltese Jurisdiction.

Arrival in Malta 04/05/2019 – Departure Malta 06/07/2019

1.On the 04/05/2019, the Master made contact with local authorities stating that the ship had a main engine failure and requested tug assistance to proceed to a ship repair facility in Malta to carry out the necessary repairs.
2.The Master was instructed to appoint a ship agent to carry out Port Formalities and make the necessary arrangements with a repair facility.
3.An agent was appointed, the vessel was certified as in ballast and gas free, vessel entered port with tug assistance and proceeded directly to a repair facility.
4.In due course the ship agent informed the Authority that owner had decided to carry out further repairs in Turkey and that the vessel will be taken to Turkey unmanned and under tow.
5.On the 06/07/2019, the vessel departed from the port of Valletta with the assistance of local tugs. When well clear from the port and outside Maltese Waters the local tugs were disconnected.
6.The MT Jaguar was connected to Tug Balaban (IMO 9142746) and proceeded on passage to Turkey.

Non-governmental Organization (1 September 2020)
The Indian crew have been contacted and informed that they have not received wages yet. The crew have joined other ships now and have requested to follow up with stakeholders on their pending dues.

Non-governmental Organization (23 October 2020)
No development in regard to payment of pending wages after crew signed off on 4th July 2019.

Non-governmental Organization (15 January 2021)
Crew concern still remains same. They have not been paid wages.

Non-governmental Organization (2 February 2021)
The crew have not received pending wages yet.

Non-governmental Organization (21 December 2021)
Based on last last communication with seafarer on 9th December 2021, no development regarding payment of pending wages.

Non-governmental Organization (20 April 2022)
Based on communication with seafarer on 18th March 2022, there has been no development regarding payment of pending wages.

Non-governmental Organization (4 August 2022)
4 seafarers have been still awaiting payment of 16 months wages. As informed by seafarer, vessel has been sent for scrap in Turkey.

Non-governmental Organization (18 October 2022)
Based on message from seafarer on 7th October 2022, there has been no development regarding payment of wages.

Non-governmental Organization (31 March 2023)
Based on communication with seafarer on 29th March 2023, there has been no development regarding payment of pending wages.

Entered: Thursday - 4 August 2022 at 11:52:18
Last updated: Friday - 31 March 2023 at 13:03:42
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