|Abandonment ID:|| 00719|
|Flag:||St. Vincent & Grenadines|
|7-digit IMO no.:||9175016|
|Port of abandonment:||At anchorage in Cristobal, Panamá|
|Abandonment date:||9 December 2022|
|Notification date:||19 December 2022|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||8|
|Circumstances:||P&I : Unknown|
Type : Articulated Pusher Tug
The crew has been left abandoned without provisions & fresh water, several of them request medical attention. There is a claim of wages for almost two months, all of them are over contract and have repeatedly requested their repatriation.
One of them is on board over a year. Most of ships certificates are expired; crew claims to have been left for over two months isolated without satellite connection because the company didn’t pay it.
|Actions taken:||19 December 2022: Flag State informed|
Opened negotiations with the company, giving them the chance to pay and repatriate the crew. Good words, any action. Daily contact with crew.
|Repatriation status:||19 December 2022: Repatriation pending|
8 seafarers seek urgent repatriation. All of them over contract.
|Payment status:||19 December 2022: Payment Pending|
US$74,608.74 (till 15th December) Not including those that signed off and did not get paid.
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (19 December 2022)|
It´s a top priority case, the vessel is at anchorage and the crew reports she´s unseaworthy.
Govt. of Panama (6 January 2023)
In response to your communication of inclusion to the Database of the vessel TERESA”, with IMO No. 9175016 (Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines), I proceed to inform you that the Panama Maritime Authority carried out a PSC Inspection, on December 29, 2022, resulting in the detention of the aforementioned vessel.
The results of such inspection were duly notified to the Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, on January 03, 2023.