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Cheng Lu 1 [resolved]


Abandonment ID: 00481
Ship name:Cheng Lu 1 [resolved]
7-digit IMO no.:9373151
Port of abandonment:Yatsushiro, Japan
Abandonment date:26 September 2020
Notification date:2 November 2020
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:15
Nationalities:China(14); Myanmar(1)
Circumstances:P&I: The American Club (01/11/2019 - 31/10/2020)


There is a shortage of food and water.
Actions taken:26 September 2020: Flag State informed
Repatriation status:Repatriation pending
15 crew are awaiting repatriation.
Payment status:22 March 2022: Paid
The Myanmar crewmember has now received his 4 months outstanding wages ($5,992.00) from the P&I insurers.

Payment Pending
Crew have not been paid for several months.
Comments and Observations:ITF (2 November 2020)
The American Club (P&I insurance company) and Panama Maritime Authority (flag state) have been requested by the ITF to deal with this case in accordance with MLC,2006 and the P&I insurance policy.
PSC inspection has been requested at the port of Yatsushiro, Japan but it has yet to be done due to strong typhoon and the ship staying at an anchorage.

Govt. of Panama (31 December 2020)
Vessel canceled from the Panamian registry, through Resolution No. C-44774-20, duly notified by Email on November 17, 2020.
By email dated December 10, 2020, the P&I Club confirmed that the crewmembers were repatriated except for 1 whose repatriation was scheduled for December 20, 2020.
Current flag: Unknown.

Govt. of Panama (24 February 2021)
From Panama Maritime Authority
This vessel was cancelled from the Panama Registry, through Resolution No. C-44774-20 of November 12, 2020, due to termination of service. According to IHS webpage (Sea-web), currently the Flag is Unkown.

ITF (10 February 2022)
This case is now in the court in China. Myanmar crew member was repatriated without owed wages

Last updated: Tuesday - 22 March 2022 at 16:55:41^ top

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