|Abandonment ID:|| 00656|
|Ship name:||Sky Fortune[disputed]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||9103609|
|Port of abandonment:||Tabaco City, Albay, Philippines|
|Abandonment date:||1 March 2022|
|Notification date:||8 June 2022|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||17|
|Nationalities:||China(1); Indonesia(6); Myanmar(2); Philippines(8)|
|Circumstances:||P&I : MS AMLIN|
Vessel run aground on 19 January 2022.
Temporary repairs carried out. PC issued provisional permit to sail. Rice cargo damaged and needs to settle 1m USD. Bureau of customs holds vessel. 5 months owed wages. Insufficient food provision, drinking and service fresh water and fuel. Cargo spoiled smell due to water contamination. P&I coverage terminated on 17 April 2022.
|Actions taken:||10 May 2022: Flag State informed|
Contacted owner, flag state, PSC,P&I Club, Indonesian embassy and local agent.
|Repatriation status:||Repatriation pending|
All 6 Indonesia crew requests repatriation.
Others to be confirmed.
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (22 July 2022)|
The owner has not responded to ITF communications. Flag state have already been informed of the case but no update recently.
The P&I of the vessel, have appointed lawyers to represent them on their behalf.
Indonesian Embassy have been requesting clearances for repatriation but with no success.
An online meeting is being arranged by the P&I lawyers and all stakeholders and concerned government officials.
Govt. of Panama (26 August 2022)
In response to the labor complaint filed against the vessel "SKY FORTUNE", with IMO No. 9103609, you will find the latest communications:
l. Through Email dated on April 18, 2022, the PMA sent Communication addressed to Owners, Operator and/ or Local Resident Agent, communicating the labour complaint filed against the vessel, and requesting the measures taken to correct such deficiencies.
2. This Administration has imposed an administrative restriction over the vessel.
3. Through Email dated on April 19, 2022, the activation of the financial guarantee was requested.
4. Technical documents have been issued by the Flag State, to reduce the crewmembers to a minimum, which was requested by the PSC.
Other (2 September 2022)
The captain sent an email below.
I am Eki Kristianto Captain of MV Sky Fortune, I want to ask about Our repatriation?
Did the clearance from immigration been approved for us? When we can go home and get our salaries?
Because we are already stressed here, We are here for 8 months without salary. Why they not paid our salaries?
Can you Sir / Madam imagine how the condition of our family we left behind for 8 months we did not provide our wives and kids, because our situation here is not paid for 8 months. My wife has to go into debt to meet daily the family needs. My son has to stop his education because there is no more money.
please Sir / Madam help us, simplify the bureaucracy don't make it difficult. so we can home soon and get our salary.
Other (6 September 2022)
From Tokyo MOU Secretariat
Tokyo MOU Secretariat asked the port authority to take actions on 2nd September, and received the message below for the Philippine Coast Guard relating to the relevant actions by the Authority.
Govt. of China (13 September 2022)
The Marine Department of Hong Kong China issued a reminder letter to the ship's operator, "Tian Ze Shipping Co Ltd", on the subject in early September 2022. Still, no feedback has been received until now.
ITF (30 November 2022)
8 Filipino crew signed off, leaving 2 Myanmar and 1 Chinese seafarer onboard. Wages for Filipinos and Burmese have been paid by their respective manning agencies. Chinese crew not paid since January.