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Caribana Express[resolved]


Abandonment ID: 00530
Ship name:Caribana Express[resolved]
7-digit IMO no.:7816123
Port of abandonment:Castellon, Spain
Abandonment date:14 December 2020
Notification date:18 March 2021
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:5
Nationalities:Cuba(3); Panama(2)
Circumstances:P&I: MS Amlin

Ro-Ro cargo

The crew has not been paid since they joined the vessel, and they request their repatriation.
Actions taken:15 December 2020: Flag State informed

Company contacted.
Abandonment reported to PSC.
Comments and Observations:ITF (18 March 2021)
New seafarers signed on 04/01/2021. On the 18/02/2021, the Captain reported to the ITF about the situation that they were experiencing on board since they joined the ship: Lack of supply & spare parts required for the minimum maintenance and safety in the Engine room, deck and bridge. Diesel generators and other equipment cannot work.

Since 15/12/2020, we have requested the flag state to send us information about the MLC security provider as the crew could not find anything. We never received any information and since we were contacted by the replacement crew, we have again contacted the Flag State, PSC and the company who has informed us that they are experiencing economic problems.

No ship agent appointed
Crew on board receiving money from Shipowner “Caribana Line” for provisions.
Power is being supplied by Autoridad Portuaria Castellon (Port Authorities)
Ship is detained because of three embargoes brought on by the Spanish Court.

Govt. of Panama (13 April 2021)
From Panama Maritime Authority
The Ukrainian crew duly repatriated by the P&I.
For the Panamanian and Cuban crew, through email dated March 02, 2021 they inform us that they have received their wages payment on time from owners and they clarify that owners provided them adequate food, drinking water and everything they need to stay on board.
We wish to indicate that this General Directorate have granted prompt assistance upon the request of the Ukrainian crewmembers, and we are closely following this case with the remain crew onboard (3 Panamanian and 2 Cuban).

ITF (30 April 2021)
ITF can confirm that the crew are receiving the wages on time and that sufficient provisions and water are being provided. Therefore the status of the case can be set to RESOLVED

Entered: Friday - 30 April 2021 at 12:29:50
Last updated: Friday - 30 April 2021 at 12:30:53
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