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Abandonment ID: 00669
Ship name:Lua[disputed]
7-digit IMO no.:9557630
Port of abandonment:Las Calderas, Dominican Republic
Abandonment date:1 June 2022
Notification date:29 June 2022
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:22
Nationalities:Pakistan(21); Singapore(1)
Circumstances:P&I : American Club

Crew are owed 3 months wages (April, May and June), no fuel for 5 days and therefore they cannot run refrigeration, air conditioning, lighting etc. Provisions are running low. The vessel has been in the port for 4 month.
Actions taken:27 June 2022: Flag State informed
Have contacted the owners, flag state and P&I club.
ITF is attempting to work with a local contact to visit the vessel.
Repatriation status:Repatriation pending
All crew wish to be repatriated.
Payment status:Payment Pending
The total wages outstanding is US$143,913.
Comments and Observations:Govt. of Panama (26 August 2022)
In response to the labor complaint filed against the vessel " LUA", with [MO No. 9557630, you will find the latest communications:
l. Through Email dated on May 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 June, 27 2022, the activation of the financial guarantee was requested.

ITF (30 November 2022)
The crew have been repatriated from the vessel, which is still located at port Las Calderas in the Dominican Republic. In this case the P&I repatriated the crew and paid the four months wages as provided for in the MLC. The ITF have engaged lawyers to arrest this vessel and claim the remaining wages owed to the crew.

Entered: Thursday - 1 December 2022 at 09:58:15
Last updated: Thursday - 1 December 2022 at 09:58:33
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