|Abandonment ID:|| 00558|
|Ship name:||Marvin Faith[resolved]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||9820300|
|Port of abandonment:||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Abandonment date:||1 July 2021|
|Notification date:||8 July 2021|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||12|
|Nationalities:||Georgia(9); Russian Federation(3)|
|Circumstances:||P&I: Steamship Mutual|
Vessel is arrested since October 2020. Salaries were paid up to and including April. Salaries for May and June are not paid. Vessel is also arrested by PSC. Provisions and fresh water were provided by Marvin Shipping until June. The provisions stock is running out fast. Currently there are some crew members who have decided to leave the vessel.
|Actions taken:||1 July 2021: Flag State informed|
In constant contact with the crew, DPA and Agent
Flag State and P&I Club informed. Both confirmed receipt of the email. Crew have signed authorisations forms. A lawyer has been appointed.
|Repatriation status:||Repatriation pending|
Seafarers are awaiting repatriation.
|Payment status:||6 January 2022: Paid|
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (10 August 2021)|
Salaries have been paid up to and including April. May, June, July and August have not been paid.
Between April to the end of June the crew change was postponed a number of times.
All crew have signed the ITF authorizations forms.
July 9th, Marvin Shipping arranged a final repatriation for all crew on July 9th but on the evening of the July 8th Rotterdam Port Authority (RPA) boarded the vessel and prevented the repatriation due to safety issues in the Port
ITF appointed lawyer has seized the vessel on behalf of the crew, and has filed summary proceedings for late payments and violation of human rights. July 13th was the summary proceedings and on July 22nd the judge ruled in favour of the crew.
The vessels will be auctioned on September 24th.
Currently the lawyer of the RPA and the ITF appointed lawyer are working to get the crew repatriated as soon as possible.
At present there is still enough provisions, bunkers and fresh water on board.
Govt. of Netherlands (12 August 2021)
From Perm Rep of the Netherlands to IMO
We are aware. PSC was on board in June 2021 to carry out an inspection. As a result of the findings during those inspections, both ships were detained, among other issues, for non-payment of wages and for expired SEAs. Work is underway to get a replacement crew (skeleton crew) on board. We have also understood that the Port of Rotterdam is making every effort to keep the situation sustainable for the crew.’
Govt. of Panama (24 November 2021)
We would like to inform you that through Email dated October 08, 2021, this administration received from Wybenga Advocaten (lawyers) and update report of the case filed against the vessel where they inform that the judicial sale of the Marvin Faith has been cancelled as the crew claims of all (ex-)crewmembers have been paid in full and the crew have been replaced by a new crew.
Despite, to the information received from the law firm, we requested ITF to confirm the information and through email dated November 15, 2021 ITF confirm us that the information received is correct for the vessel MARVIN FAITH. (Please see attached)
Therefore, we kindly ask you to consider include this information on the Database on Reported Incidents of Abandonment of Seafarers, IMO/ILO and evaluate the update of the status to resolve.
ITF (6 January 2022)
I can conform that the seafarers on board the Marvin Faith and Marvin Confidence have received their owed wages and the cases can you bet set to RESOLVED.