ILO Home
Go to the home page
Contact us Français - Español
> Home   > List all cases

Century Bright[resolved]


Abandonment ID: 00795
Ship name:Century Bright[resolved]
7-digit IMO no.:9588500
Port of abandonment:Enroute to Fujairah, UAE
Abandonment date:1 August 2023
Notification date:4 September 2023
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:25
Nationalities:China(11); India(5); Viet Nam(9)
Circumstances:P&I : American Club

Type : Bulk Carrier

8 Vietnamese seafarers have owed wages of 3 months (June to August)
The SEA’s for the 8 seafarers have expired and they want to be repatriated.
Actions taken:4 September 2023: Flag State informed
Contacted the vessel owners & managers, the Cameroon Maritime Administration and Ministere des Transports Direction Des Affaires Maritimes ET Des Voies Navigables,UAE martime authorities informed that vessel will arrive in Fujairah approximately 8th September 2023.
Repatriation status:4 September 2023: Repatriation pending
Payment status:4 September 2023: Payment Pending
Comments and Observations:Govt. of China (19 September 2023)
After investigation and verification, it was found that these 11 Chinese seafarers (including the master) did not request to disembark or be repatriated, however they will continue working on CENTRY BRIGHT. The entry into the ILO/IMO joint database would result in discrepancies with the actual situation.

ITF (27 November 2023)
The seafarers have been paid up to October, however, they are still on board waiting to be repatriated

ITF (25 January 2024)
The seafarers still outstanding wages for November ( 27 days). 8 seafarers were disembarked and repatriated

Govt. of China (29 January 2024)
China Maritime Safety Administration has promptly organized personnel to conduct a thorough investigation into the situation of the vessel in question. Below are the findings:
1. Vessel Information:
- Vessel Type: General Cargo
- Flag State: Cameroon
- IMO Number:9588500
2. Crew Situation Verification:
The investigation found that everything is normal at the moment. Based on the above findings, it is not recommended to include the CENTURY BRIGHT vessel in the joint database for abandoned seafarers.

ITF (17 March 2024)
All crew have received their outstanding wages. They had already been repatriated.

Entered: Monday - 18 March 2024 at 09:56:51
Last updated: Monday - 18 March 2024 at 09:57:20
^ top

In collaboration with the International Maritime Organization