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[Orient Star - resolved]


Abandonment ID: 00057
Ship name:[Orient Star - resolved]
Flag:Sierra Leone
7-digit IMO no.:7104398
Port of abandonment:Aviles, Spain
Abandonment date:20 November 2007
Notification date:22 November 2007
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:13
Circumstances:The ship is in a substandard condition, there is a list of 20 since 17th November and PSC are treating it as an emergency situation. The crew have not been paid for the month of October and the company has ceased to supply provisions. The Red Cross of Aviles is providing food on board.
Actions taken:22 November 2007: Flag State informed
ITF inspector has contacted the Filipino Embassy in Madrid, the Flag State representative in Spain & the Filipino Labour Office. No response from the shipowner or insurance company.
Repatriation status:22 November 2007: Other
Payment status:22 November 2007: Other
US$16,650 outstanding.
Comments and Observations:International Maritime Organisation (2 January 2008)
The following information was received from Spain, via the IMO: "Last Friday, December 7th, 2007, at 0700, the Philippine crew, consisting of 13 people, landed directly to a bus that took them to the airport, to fly to the Philippines. According to the ITF, the owner was the one who paid the bills and payroll including arrears as early as November".

The ITF has agreed that the case is resolved.

Last updated: Tuesday - 8 January 2008 at 08:10:13^ top

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