|Comments and Observations:||Other (8 November 2021)|
From International Group of P&I Clubs
The abandonment of CHLOE V, IMO Number 9457452 has been reported to the UK P&I Club. I will update colleagues here as soon as I have further information.
Govt. of Marshall Islands (15 November 2021)
The vessel has been under arrest by the Singaporean High Court (via the local sheriff) since 30 July 2021 and is currently at Singapore “AEBA” anchorage. The initial case, brought forth by the previous charterer, was resolved in court on 10/14/21; however, the vessel was immediately rearrested by another creditor and remains so at present. The Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator currently has a No Sail Order in place and has been working with the local authorities, the vessel operator, and the Master to get the crew paid off and repatriated.
As of 7 November 2021:
• Of the original 28 crew, 14 have been repatriated and paid in full.
• The remaining (14) crew on board have been paid through 1 October.
• Efforts are being made to further reduce the crew by disembarking the 2nd Eng, the extra 2nd Mate, and ETO.
• The vessel is currently awaiting permission from Singapore MPA for the further crew reduction.
• As flag, we have already sent our “no objection” letter to Singapore MPA for a further reduction in crew as the vessel is at anchorage within port limits.
• The vessel has received necessary provisions and diesel.
• Vessel manager is cooperating and working to resolve this very complicated situation.
• Legal proceedings are still ongoing.
Despite the arrest of the vessel, the operators and flag State will continue to monitor the circumstances on board and work in conjunction with others to render the necessary assistance. The vessel will remain under a flag State “No Sail Order” until all wage/repatriation issues are fully resolved.
We will update you with any additional information when received.
International Maritime Organisation (16 November 2021)
Regarding the ‘CHLOE V’ (IMO Number 9457452), flag: Marshall Islands, registered owner in Greece, which is abandoned in Singapore since 30 July 2021 having on board 28 seafarers from Bulgaria, Philippines, Romania and Russian Federation who all are awaiting repatriation. The P&I insurer is the UK P&I Club.
ITF (13 December 2021)
Up to November, the company had paid all the salaries up to the end of September and managed to repatriate some of the crew members. The company sent us all the evidence for these payments. Currently 13 crew members remain on board and totally 16 crew members are unpaid since October (3 crew members were repatriated in November). The vessel is now being monitored by the Sheriff in charge and the mortgage bank has also been involved. They are also watching the matter of wages, provisions, diesel oil etc. According to our information the vessel will be auctioned.
Govt. of Marshall Islands (11 March 2022)
By way of follow up, we believe that the Chole V case can be closed. Please see below and attached documentation.
PART A. CREW REPATRIATION
Crew onboard Chloe V has been signed off and repatriated from Singapore as follows:
5th Non 2021 12 Filipino seafarers
17th Nov 2021 3 European seafarers
11th Dec 2021 1 European seafarer
25th Jan 2022 12 European & Filipino seafarers
Kindly find below repatriation details:
Departure from Singapore with flight PR 508 on 5th Nov 2021 15:30 hrs (12 Filipino crew signed off with following flights) :
RESERV.CODE: LLP6J4 E-TICKETS:
P 1. GENSON/GEORGE GIL JR BERONG MR 0792400259499C1
P 2. SEUMAL/JOEL REY MR 0792400259503C1
P 3. UMALI/LUIS LIBAO MR 0792400259504C1
P 4. DAYO/JEREMIAH SAN PEDRO MR 0792400259497C1
P 5. VIRADOR/CAMILO NALIA MR 0792400259505C1
P 6. EUGERIO/DANILO ELBACAS MR 0792400259498C1
P 7. MOTAS/MARLON LITAO MR 0792400259502C1
P 8. MENDOZA/HARLEY JR JAGUDILLA MR 0792400259501C1
P 9. MACUJA/ALLAN CELIZ MR 0792400259500C1
P 10. BAS/TEGIE MARK MERCADO MR 0792400259588C1
P 11. ADALIM/RANYAN SCANDAR MR 0792400259587C1
RESERV.CODE: M97KWS E-TICKET:
P 12. LABIAO/EPREL JOHN AGRAVANTE MR 0792400259650
Departure from Singapore on 17th Nov 2021 02:00 hrs (3 Romanian officer signed off with following flights) :
1 . QR 945 17NOV SIN-DOH 0200 0505
2 . QR 395 17NOV DOH-OTP 0810 1220
RESERV.CODE: T4EAQ9 E-TICKETS:
1. COSMA ADRIAN CAL 1576386247858
2. MUSTAFA TANJU 1576386247859
3. RADULESCU VICTOR 1576386247860
Departure from Singapore, 11th December 2021 (arranged directly by Sheriff) for 2nd Officer Nicolae Cucu.
Departure from Singapore, 25th January 2022, last 12 off-signers (hereunder names of final off-signers) :
European Officer Off-signers :
1. Zavadskiy Andrey Master
2. Kuzmanov Zdravko Chief Engineer
3. Baeram Sedi Chief Officer
Filipino – Junior officers and ratings :
1.Jessie B. Madarico 2nd Officer
2.Randy L. Ebajo 3rd Engineer
3.Mark Neil C. Martin A/B
4.Lumacad Charles Maglupay A/B
5.Cyril O. Laguilles A/B
6.Claude A.S. Escano A/B
7.Bryant Cuadrante Quives O/S
8.Reno D.Diosaban Oiler
9.Aris M.Ludong Oiler
PART B. SEAFARERS PAYMENT – SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
Kindly find attached relevant crew list and evidence of payment to our crew.