|Abandonment ID:|| 00725|
|Ship name:||Koubia - fishing vessel|
|7-digit IMO no.:||8606733|
|Port of abandonment:||Las Palmas, Canary islands|
|Abandonment date:||19 January 2023|
|Notification date:||25 January 2023|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||9 (only 1 complainant)|
|Nationalities:||Russian Federation; Ukraine|
|Circumstances:||P&I : Unknown|
Type : Fishing Vessel
Crew has not been paid for the past 9 months.
|Actions taken:||16 January 2023: Flag State informed|
Contacted the shipowner.
|Repatriation status:||25 January 2023: Other|
Some of them have been more than one year on board.
|Payment status:||25 January 2023: Payment Pending|
9 months of unpaid wages. Crew without employment agreements so we are unable to prove amounts.
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (25 January 2023)|
Complaint coming from one crewmember. The rest do not wish to complain. Vessel in Las Palmas under repair
Govt. of Spain (7 February 2023)
Dear Mr. de Boer, please see below the information submitted by the Local Maritime Authority in Las Palmas on the situation of the fishing vessel ‘KOUBIA’, IMO Number 8606733, flag: Guinea abandoned in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain having on board 9 seafarers.
1. ITF Local representative informed Las Palmas Maritime Authority that the crew of the fishing vessel Koubia were working with no employment contracts and that they did not receive their salaries for 9 months. ITF’s protocol was applied including notification of the abandonment and communications with shipowner.
2. On 8 February Local Agent hands over 137.073,01 € in cash to the captain. According to information provided by the shipowner, this amount covers the unpaid wages until 2022.