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Abandonment ID: 00050
Ship name:[Alioth-resolved]
Flag:Sierra Leone
7-digit IMO no.:7726093
Port of abandonment:Seville (Spain)
Abandonment date:23 January 2007
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:10
Circumstances:Crew were being paid lower wages than agreed for some time, then no wages since November 2006. In January 2007 the ship management company ceased to provide food claiming the registered owner should take responsibility. No communication was forthcoming from the owner and food was eventually provided by the Honorary Consulate of Philippines in Seville. The vessel was arrested by the Local Agent on 01/03/07 to collect debts. The vessel is also detained by Seville PSC due to deficiencies
Actions taken:25 January 2007: Other
The Honorary Consulate of the Philippines in Seville appointed a lawyer to take legal action on behalf the crew against the owners, Mednavigation SA (Panama), via the London offices of the ship manager, Atlantic Shipping Ltd. on 25/01/2007.

25 November 2008: Other
ITF informs that the crew has been rapariated and paid and that the case can be considered as resolved
Repatriation status:27 February 2007: Repatriation pending
6 Crewmembers were repatriated on 27/02/07 it is hoped the remaining 4 crewmembers will be repatriated shortly.

25 November 2008: Repatriated
ITF informs that crew has been rapatriated
Payment status:27 February 2007: Payment Pending
The lawyer appointed by the Honorary Consul of the Philippines in Seville settled with an extra-judicial agreement to recover the owed wages and to repatriate the crew.

25 November 2008: Paid
ITF informs that crew has been paid
Comments and Observations:ITF (25 December 2007)
The ITF inspector visited the vessel on 25/01/07 and maintained contact with the appointed lawyer.

ITF (25 November 2008)
ITF informs that crew has been paid and rapatriated. Case can be considered resolved.

Last updated: Thursday - 27 November 2008 at 11:17:09^ top

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