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Abandonment ID: 00533
Ship name:Larobon
7-digit IMO no.:7514517
Port of abandonment:Valletta, Malta
Abandonment date:23 March 2021
Notification date:4 May 2021
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:7
Nationalities:India(5); Syrian Arab Republic(2)
Circumstances:P&I: RIVA Maritime Insurance
No MLC certificates on board and no Financial security in place.

PAllet carrier

All crew are owed more than two months of wages. Limited provisions. Their requests for repatriation have been turned down. Inactive P&I and expired documents. The Owner declares that he has no funds.
Actions taken:Other
Written emails to the owner but never received a reply. Personally, met with the owner. Informed PSC and Port authority.
Repatriation status:Repatriation pending
Repatriation is being requested for the Five Indian crew. The two Syrian nationals situation is very complex because of their traveling documents.
Payment status:Payment Pending
USD 18,460 for the 5 Indian crew.
Euro 35,263 for the three Syrians(2 on board and 1 left the vessel).
Master was repatriated in March but is still owed in excess of 3 months of wages.
Comments and Observations:ITF (4 May 2021)
Looking to have at least the 5 Indian crew repatriated in order to mitigate the issue of owed salaries in the light of the fact that the owner claims he is out of funds. Also looking to initiate a court process in order to recover the owed salaries

Note: IHS Markit, Equasis and Marine Traffic report the vessel name as MARAYA, but AIS is reporting it as LAROBON.

Govt. of India (9 June 2021)
1. I am directed to refer your email dated 03.06.2021 informing this Office about the abandonment of vessel LARABON (Formerly MARAYA; IMO No. 7514517; Zavrbia Flag)
having 07 seafarers on board (05 from India and 02 from Syria) since 23.03.2021.I1 is also informed that the crew have two (02) months of wages pending. The vessel have very limited provisions on board and the request of all the seafarers for their repatriation has also been tumed down. It is also informed that the registration of vessel with the Zarrbia is still pending and they have not been informed about the incident yet. Owners were also contacted but they didn't responded to any of the communicated made to them.
2. In this connection, it is stated that the matter was immediately taken up with the RPS Company, as per the details available in the E-Gov. System of this Directorate. The RPS Company in response has informed that the last slot of seafarers recruited through them have already been signed off from the vessel in 2019. Cunently they don't have any seafarer recruited on board by them. As such the possibility that the said seafarers might have taken the employment on board the ship directly cannot be ruled out.
3. In view of the above, it is kindly requested that the current crew list of the said vessel may please be obtained from the source of the complaint and communicated to this office so as to enable this Office to take further necessary action in the matter at the earliest.

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