|Abandonment ID:|| 00648|
|Ship name:||Frio Seven[disputed]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||8215936|
|Port of abandonment:||Tema, Ghana|
|Abandonment date:||16 November 2021|
|Notification date:||4 May 2022|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||14|
|Nationalities:||Lithuania(5); Russian Federation(7); Ukraine(2)|
|Circumstances:||The crew reported on the 16/11/2021, whilst vessel was |
still at sea that they were owed salaries from August 2021.
They were therefore requesting assistance to secure their
wage. Vessel arrived at Tema Roads on the 26/03/2022.
Though wages have now been paid up to February 2022,
March and April are outstanding.
There is no food on board; only a few tonnes of fresh water
and fuel to last a couple of days at anchorage.
|Actions taken:||20 April 2022: Flag State informed|
Attempt has been made to contact shipowner, the DPA
without any success. Matter was reported to the PSC.
Vessel was boarded by PSC and detained for several
deficiencies. Flag State has been notified as well as the P&I
6 May 2022: Other
Actions taken by the government of Ghana
1.VESSEL BOARDED BY PSC
2.ATTEMPT TO CONTACT SHIPOWNER NOT SUCCESSFUL
3.FLAG STATE NOTIFIED
4.VESSEL UNDER DETENTION
5.LOCAL DPA NOTIFIED BUT SIGHTING PREVIOUS COSTS INCURRED NOT REIMBURSED
|Repatriation status:||Repatriation pending|
Crew awaiting repatriation since all have expired contracts.
|Payment status:||Payment Pending|
The total wages outstanding is US$84,781.
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (4 May 2022)|
Immediate help is needed to secure provisions, water and
fuel to sustain them whilst waiting for response of P&I Club.
Govt. of Ghana (6 May 2022)
1.SUPPLIES NEEDED URGENTLY TO SUSTAIN THE VESSEL & CREW SAFETY
2.VESSEL PREVIOUSLY INVOLVED IN ABANDONMENT CASE
ITF (22 July 2022)
On the 23/06/2022 4 out of the 14 crew were repatriated and paid their wages. All the crew cannot be taken of vessel, initially the Port was demanding that 7 people be left on board, but has agreed to 5 after negotiations.
The remaining crew have not been paid their owed wages and the P&I will not pay them until they are repatriated. They are now owed 5 months wages