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Abandonment ID: 00614
Ship name:Pruvaline[disputed]
Flag:Sao Tome & Principe
7-digit IMO no.:7615232
Port of abandonment:Tripoli, Lebanon
Abandonment date:7 January 2022
Notification date:12 January 2022
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:13
Nationalities:Egypt(1); India(1); Libyan Arab Jamahirya(1); Syrian Arab Republic(10)
Circumstances:13 seafarers have not been paid for between 8-9 months.
All crew have expired contracts and want to be repatriated.

Ship is fraudulently flying the Flag of Sao Tomé and Principe; this was confirmed by the Sao Tomé and Principe maritime authority 02/02/2022
Actions taken:Flag State informed
Owners & managers contacted
Sao Tome & Principe maritime authorities informed
Embassies of Sao Tome & Principe in Brussels and Portugal notified.
Lebanese and port authorities notified
Repatriation status:Repatriation pending
All crew wish to be repatriated
Payment status:Payment Pending
USD 116'567
Comments and Observations:ITF (13 January 2022)
We have now heard from Sao Tome and Principe advising that Pruvaline/Antalya is flying their flag fraudulently. The ship was formerly called Antalya.

International Maritime Organisation (2 February 2022)
In November 2021 IHS Markit received a Company IMO request for this vessel and were advised ‘owner’ of vessel was to be MADI SHIPPING CO LTD, Marshall Islands. However, there were no further updates received and new ‘owner’ not posted against vessel. Insurer: Unknown.

Govt. of Sao Tome and Principe (2 February 2022)
On behalf of the Maritime and Port Institute of Sao Tome and Principe to express our satisfaction for IMO cooperation in the matter regarding "Pruvaline" IMO Number 7615232, Sao Tome Flag. As per your request, please allow me to inform and confirm that the said IMO 7615232 is an illegal, fraudulent, false, and unlawful act. We are preparing to take all necessary measures against this unlawful act.

Govt. of Marshall Islands (7 February 2022)
The listed IMO #’s do not appear to be real as they do not follow the correct numbering format.

ITF (25 July 2022)
9 crewmembers remain on board, surviving in extreme and inhumane conditions with no provisions, no electricity and no wages. The ITF has supplied provision and humanitarian assistance. All other crew left the vessel without being paid.

Entered: Monday - 25 July 2022 at 09:59:50
Last updated: Monday - 25 July 2022 at 10:09:41
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