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Fatma Eylul


Abandonment ID: 00818
Ship name:Fatma Eylul
7-digit IMO no.:9297917
Port of abandonment:Istanbul, Turkey
Abandonment date:1 November 2023
Notification date:6 November 2023
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:10
Nationalities:Azerbaijan(9); Türkiye(1)
Circumstances:P&I : Turk P&I

Type : Bulk Carrier

No fuel so the crew have no electric and therefore no refrigeration and heating, and can no longer cook. Lack of provision and limited drinking water. Crew are owed two months wages (September and October)
Actions taken:3 November 2023: Flag State informed
The ITF and the Harbour Master visited the vessel and supplied provisions. Contacted the owners, flag state and P&I club.
Repatriation status:6 November 2023: Repatriation pending
Pending for the Azerbaijan crew
Comments and Observations:ITF (6 November 2023)
Vessel is black out and storm season is started in the region

ITF (9 April 2024)
It appears that one of our affiliates in Turkiye has been assisting with the provisioning of the vessel, but have not taken up the wider issues on board.

I will now contact the Master and take up the case as it is clearly a different abandonment case sine the one we reported in November 2023. As soon as I have further details I will submit a report.

ITF (11 April 2024)
We are organising provisions for the crew, but this cannot happen until Monday, after the Eid holiday. Also, the crew have informed us that they have no contracts of employment, as it seems the agents told them they would receive them when they arrived at the vessel.

This situation with the non-issue of contracts raises the question about agents seemingly knowing that they are sending crew to an abandoned vessel.

The owners of the vessel (Sea Lion Shipping) are also those associated with the MED SEA vessels that were abandoned in various parts of the world.

Govt. of Belize to ITF (11 Apr 2024)

Thanks for your update on this matter and I have the same feeling about the sending crew to an abandoned ship if indeed they do not have contracts. I am checking with the new Master as well as the relationship with both mentioned companies that are not the one declared "Sea Lion Shipping" and see if these two companies will indeed take the responsibilities of the ship as a new buyers which it seems that it is their intention, but nothing official.

I will keep you posted on any developments on this matter and I hope we can reach an end soon.

Govt. of Belize (11 April 2024)
Please be informed that we will communicate with the new master as it seems that there are some changes because the companies quoted by him (RPSL NAMS Ship Management and RAS Ship Management) are not recognized by our Administration as either the shipowner or operator, but we will investigate further.

In addition, from the e-mail, it is confirmed that a change of crew was performed in December 2023 and now all crew members onboard are Indian (12 in total).

Last, we had made an attempt to contact with the Harbour Master, but it seems that there are some kind of holidays in Turkey, so an up to date information will be provided on Monday when they return to their offices.

We will provide you with more details in due course as soon as they are available.

Entered: Thursday - 23 November 2023 at 08:26:43
Last updated: Monday - 15 April 2024 at 11:11:29
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