[Essco Bounty - Inactive]
|Abandonment ID:|| 00044|
|Ship name:||[Essco Bounty - Inactive]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||8132952|
|Port of abandonment:||Tema, Ghana|
|Abandonment date:||4 August 2006|
|Notification date:||4 August 2006|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||14|
|Nationalities:||Ghana(5); Myanmar(6); Romania(3)|
|Circumstances:||Salary unpaid varies from 2 to 7 months, at the end of July $72,000 outstanding, no food, no bunker, vessel black out at night.|
|Actions taken:||4 August 2006: Other|
Contacted Panama Flag State, ship owner, mortgagee bank lawyer (Ince & Co), Brilliant Maritime Services Ltd. (other creditor), Tema Port Authority, Local Agent and affiliate unions.
|Repatriation status:||22 August 2006: Other|
14 crew still aboard.
|Payment status:||22 August 2006: Other|
2-7 months - $72,000.
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (22 August 2006)|
Negotiations on going with Brilliant Maritime Services Ltd where they have taken a commitment to pay off the crew and repatriate them, in exchange they would expect full cooperation from the crew to sail the vessel to Cape Town, South Africa where they intend to re-arrest the vessel and have it sold off. Supplies will be replenished, i.e. food, water, Gasoil, luboil on BMS cost.
ITF (18 December 2006)
Wages now partially paid, however there remains an outstanding issue regarding overtime. Although the vessel was auctioned it failed to reach the reserve price. The crew have now been repatriated.
ITF (21 January 2008)
This vessel was renamed Maria A in December 2006, and then again Alkistis in March 2007.
ITF (16 December 2016)
Case closed but details not available
Govt. of Panama
Flag has been changed into Slovakia since 2004, and the name also changed into ALKISTIS since 2007-02.