|Abandonment ID:|| 00523|
|Ship name:||KayKay 1[disputed]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||8108949|
|Port of abandonment:||San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic|
|Abandonment date:||30 January 2021|
|Notification date:||15 March 2021|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||18|
|Nationalities:||Cuba; Dominican Republic; Honduras|
No running water and limited electricity. No first aid supplies. Bare minimum food.
|Actions taken:||1 February 2021: Flag State informed|
|Repatriation status:||23 March 2021: Repatriated|
3 Honduran crew successfully repatriated on the 23 March, 2021 by ITF.
|Payment status:||Payment Pending|
US $63,233 (Due to 3 Honduran crew)
Owner paid Honduran crew 1 month of salary in last 13 months, nothing in over 4 months (Hondurans joined January 2020).
Owner paid Dominican and Cuban crew members 1 month of owed salary on 9 March in order to prevent them hiring an attorney to pursue their claim for wages owed (Dominican crew joined December 2020 and Cuban crew joined October 2020).
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (15 March 2021)|
Some of the seafarers seem to be afraid to complain after receiving threats.
ITF (6 April 2021)
From ITF Coordinator, Spain
Three Honduran crew successfully were repatriated on the 23rd of March, 2021 by ITF. However they didn´t get the money. The safety deficiencies reported by the crew and the substandard vessel that we could see on the videos received were reported to the PSC in Dominican Republic and to the Flag State.
ITF (13 December 2021)
Case still in Dominican Republic courts with crew’s own appointed lawyer. Next hearing 14 Feb 2022.
ITF (6 April 2022)
Vessel has now changed name to CETUS and flag to Comoros. The vessel departed the Dominican Republic late February/early March in defiance of a court order.