|Abandonment ID:|| 00476|
|Ship name:||MR Louis[resolved]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||8317459|
|Port of abandonment:||Georgetown anchorage, Guyana|
|Abandonment date:||25 September 2020|
|Notification date:||23 October 2020|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||5|
|Nationalities:||Colombia(1); Dominica(3); Sudan(1)|
Previous owner contracted Covid-19 and could no longer manage the vessel so it was sold. Charter took over and acted as owner, providing food and water, but unable to cover all outstanding wages. The vessel has been anchored since 18/01/2020. The crew stayed on board as they are owed 10 months wages.
|Actions taken:||22 October 2020: Flag State informed|
|Repatriation status:||Repatriation pending|
All 5 crew are awaiting repatriation.
Crew have been repatrated.
|Payment status:||Payment Pending|
Ongoing negotiations with the new owner of the vessel who has offered an initial 3 months wages to the 3 officers. The other 2 crew members have been paid.
Crew have been paid.
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (21 January 2021)|
1 crewmember repatriated by the ITF on 15/11/2020. 1 crewmember awaiting repatriation.
ITF (5 March 2021)
Owed wages totalling $USD 28,700 were paid to the Captain, C/Eng and C/Mate.
The C/Mate was repatriated to Colombia at the expense of the ITF. The other 2 officers refused any ITF assistance to repatriate them and both agreed with the owner to stay on board. Resolved.