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Ritchi Maru[disputed]


Abandonment ID: 00492
Ship name:Ritchi Maru[disputed]
Flag:Sierra Leone
7-digit IMO no.:8805779
Port of abandonment:Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Abandonment date:9 November 2020
Notification date:18 December 2020
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:14
Nationalities:China(5); India(8); Myanmar(1)
Circumstances:P&I: None
Chemical/Products Tanker

Crew have 6-8 months outstanding wages and the owner has seemingly stopped provisioning the vessel.

Actions taken:14 December 2020: Flag State informed

Negotiations with the owners and flag state.
Repatriation status:Repatriation pending
All 14 crew are awaiting repatriation.
Payment status:Payment Pending

Partially paid
Owner has paid $30,900 of outstanding wages, which is partial payment.
Comments and Observations:ITF (21 January 2021)
4 crew repatriated via sister vessel M/T Prosper in January 2021. Owner has paid $30,900 of outstanding wages, which is partial payment. Vessel left Kaohsiung on 12/01/2021 believed to be heading to Taipei.

ITF (5 February 2021)
6 crew have received 3 months wages and been repatriated There is still 6 months outstanding wages. Disputed.

ITF (5 March 2021)
6 Crew repatriated via sister vessel MT Prosper on 28 January 2021 with the assistance of ITF and Flag State.
Owner has partly paid outstanding wages totalling $USD 30,900.
The vessel left the anchorage of Kaohsiung on 12 January 2021.

Entered: Friday - 5 February 2021 at 12:31:27
Last updated: Friday - 5 March 2021 at 21:28:09
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