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Boffa - fishing vessel[resolved]


Abandonment ID: 00855
Ship name:Boffa - fishing vessel[resolved]
7-digit IMO no.:8606795
Port of abandonment:Las Palmas, Spain
Abandonment date:1 October 2023
Notification date:20 December 2023
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:29
Nationalities:Russian Federation(12); Ukraine(17)
Circumstances:P&I : Unknown

Type : Fishing Vessel

Crew complaints about the non-payment of wages for more than 4 months
Actions taken:20 December 2023: Flag State informed
Contacted shipowner and flag state

Payment status:20 December 2023: Payment Pending
Comments and Observations:Govt. of Spain (19 January 2024)
Please see below the information submitted by the Local Maritime Authority in Las Palmas on the situation of the Fishing vessel ‘BOFFA’, IMO Number 8606795, flag: Guinea, having on board 29 seafarers from Russian Federation (12) and Ukraine (17), who are abandoned in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain on 1 October 2023. The insurer is: UNKNOWN.
• ITF Local inspector reports that BOFFA crew members received their owed wages in cash and on board the ship on Monday 15 January 2024.

ITF (25 January 2024)
All outstanding wages have been paid to the seafarers

Govt. of Guinea (8 February 2024)
The Embassy informs IMO that vessel Boffa belongs to the fishing company SONIT PECHE and has been asked to provide all necessary information attesting the handling of the seafarers on board the said vessel in accordance with the relevant regulations.

The enclosed documents are as follows;

1. Exchange letters between National Directorate of the Merchant Navy and SONIT PECHE

2. Transfer order of seafarers on board salaries;

3. The salary of the vessel crew (MV BOFFA);

4. Note if the company SMART SEAZAYS SOLUTIONS, S.L.U, recognizing that the vessel is in fairing in Las Palmas;

5. Certificate of recognition of the captain of MV BOFFA;

6. Seafarers' salaries payment receipt;

Entered: Thursday - 25 January 2024 at 15:39:24
Last updated: Monday - 12 February 2024 at 08:55:07
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