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Blue Sky III[disputed]


Abandonment ID: 00845
Ship name:Blue Sky III[disputed]
7-digit IMO no.:6705949
Port of abandonment:Lorient, France
Abandonment date:7 December 2023
Notification date:8 December 2023
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:3
Circumstances:P&I : Unknown

Type : Ice Breaker

The vessel has had a significant number engine problems. PPE not provided on board. Sub-standard vessel 3 Georgian seafarers asked to sign off on 1st December 2023.
Crew signed off in France on Tuesday 5th December 2023 and had flights booked by the owner. When the crew arrived in transit in Istanbul, the seafarers were told that the next flights were cancelled by owner. Wages below ILO
Actions taken:7 December 2023: Flag State informed
Contacted the owners, flag state and port state
Repatriation status:8 December 2023: Repatriation pending
Comments and Observations:ITF (8 December 2023)
Vessel is now named Sky III
Tanzania flag state provided an exemption to sail with only 6 seafarers instead of 7 ( as per MSMC).
The crew is in danger because the ship is old, engine is not working properly

Govt. of Georgia (22 December 2023)
I am writing in reference to your letter dated 12 December 2023, concerning the IMO/ILO joint database on the abandonment of seafarers and its new entry procedure on the website. I wish to express our full support for the outlined measures and confirm that we have no further comments to add.

ITF (6 March 2024)
Seafarers have been repatriated but payment still outstanding

Entered: Monday - 11 March 2024 at 10:23:50
Last updated: Monday - 11 March 2024 at 10:24:07
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