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Abandonment ID: 00784
Ship name:Laroz[resolved]
7-digit IMO no.:9017202
Port of abandonment:Huelva, Spain
Abandonment date:3 August 2023
Notification date:18 August 2023
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:8 (5 complainants)
Nationalities:Azerbaijan(1); India(3); Türkiye(4)
Circumstances:P&I : Unknown

Type : General Cargo

Seafarer on board contacted us, asking for help, his contract ended on 03/08/23, he has not received his wages for June, July and company is delaying his repatriation with the argument there is no convenient port.
The wages payment to the crew are done in cash only when vessel goes to Istanbul, where shipowner is based.
Actions taken:9 August 2023: Flag State informed
Contacted HM/PSC Huelva before arrival to port on 10th August, with all the deficiencies claimed from the seafarer on board
Contacted Flag State with all deficiencies on their flagged vessel
Contacted Shipowner on 7th August and no reply found from their side
Repatriation status:18 August 2023: Repatriation pending

Payment status:18 August 2023: Payment Pending
Comments and Observations:Govt. of Spain (29 August 2023)
1.After ITF’s communication, a PSC was carried out by Huelva Maritime Authority on Friday 11th of August. It was detected that several crew members had not been paid for months and that they had been charged for the cost of the flight tickets. During the inspection, the Captain contacted the company, the corresponding payments were made, and the crew's demands were resolved.
2. A second ITF’s communication was received indicating that the tickets provided by the company were false. PSC officer went onboard for a follow up inspection on Monday 14th to ensure the correct tickets have been issued by the Company.
3. As a result of the Company’s practices, an unexpected factor message has been reflected in THETIS as follow: MLC complaint received by Spanish Maritime Administration in Huelva. After closing the PSC inspection, Company tried not to pay repatriation flight tickets and hotel for crew member.

ITF (24 October 2023)
Crew received their outstanding wages and were repatriated.

Entered: Tuesday - 24 October 2023 at 10:21:16
Last updated: Tuesday - 24 October 2023 at 10:21:42
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