|Abandonment ID:|| 00534|
|Flag:||St. Kitts & Nevis|
|7-digit IMO no.:||8806137|
|Port of abandonment:||Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire|
|Abandonment date:||22 March 2021|
|Notification date:||4 May 2021|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||10|
|Circumstances:||P&I: Hydor AS|
Vessel deregistered with effect from the 24.03.2021.
Crew have not been paid for 6 months and the owner is no longer communicating.
Food and fuel are low.
Ship gone back to outer anchorage after the first investigation.
Port State Control report that drugs have been found on board. The mobile phones of the crew have been confiscated.
Process pending in the court
Captain and Chief engineer in prison.
Eight crews on board under the authority of the justice.
Permanent contact with local authorities including the
Permanent secretary of the inter-ministerial committee for state action at seaport authorities, maritime affairs authority and the Indian embassy.
Maritime general Director met together with the Indian Consul.
Prosecutor met by the Indian embassy.
|Repatriation status:||Repatriation pending|
All crew are awaiting repatriation.
According to the prosecutor, they canít disembark because the procedure is in progress.
|Payment status:||Payment Pending|
Total amount to be confirmed 74,400 USD.
(6 months wages outstanding)
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (4 May 2021)|
The situation of the crew on board is deteriorating. There is no electricity and a lack of fuel, food and water.
A large amount of garbage on board.
Increasing insecurity with the ship in the dark at night.
There is an increasingly high risk of disease and the 2nd officer came back on ship after a week of medical treatment in hospital.
There has been little reaction from both the local authorities and the Indian embassy to the suffering of the crew.