|Abandonment ID:|| 00012|
|Nom du navire:||[China Sea Discovery - Inactive]|
|No. OMI (7 chiffres):||5063629|
|Port d'abandon:||Kaohsiung (Taiwan (China))|
|Date d'abandon:||août 2004|
|Date de notification:||août 2004|
|Gouvernement ou entité rapportante:||Fed. int. des ouvriers du transport (ITF)|
|Nombre de marins:||36|
|Nationalités:||Chine; Philippines; Viet Nam; Ukraine|
|Actions entreprises:||avril 2005: Autres|
ISF: Wrote to ISF members in Liberia and Philippines, and contacted ITF.
|Situation concernant le rapatriement:||avril 2005: Rapatriés|
ISF: Vessel arrested, crew repatriated, not received wages.
juin 2005: Rapatriés
ICFTU/ISF Update: All crew members now repatriated to the Philippines.
|Paiement des salaires:||2005: Partiellement réglé|
|Commentaires et observations:||Fed. int. des ouvriers du transport (ITF) (2005)|
Fairplay International reported that the ship was under arrest in Taiwan following a hunger strike by its crew who had not been paid for 15 months. An agreement was reached with the ship's local agent to pay the crew part of their wages. The agent had requested that the vessel be arrested and sold to pay for debts owed to both the port and seafarers.
Fed. int. des ouvriers du transport (ITF) (juin 2005)
UPDATE: New crew recruited.
Organisation maritime internationale (décembre 2005)
IMO: Vessel now renamed "Sea Discovery"
OIT/OMI (février 2006)
Joint letter co-signed by ILO Director general and IMO Secretary General to the Flag State administration, urging them to facilitate the resolution of this case.
Organisation maritime internationale (3 mars 2006)
The IMO has received a letter from the flag State register. This text is not in a format that can be displayed here. It can be consulted on request.
Fed. int. des ouvriers du transport (ITF) (28 mars 2006)
UPDATE: Wages still outstanding. Pending court case in the Philippines re outstanding wages.
Fed. int. des ouvriers du transport (ITF) (14 juillet 2006)
UPDATE: The total amount owing to Filipino seafarers that were repatriated in December 2003 is US$224,604.09. The courts found in their favour however, it has not been possible to enforce the decision due to the closure of the manning agency, Alliance Maritime Support Services Inc., and the disappearance of the owner of the company. It is understood that the shipowner, - China Sea Cruises, is a co-defendant, but there are limited possibilities for pursuing the case against him due to reasons of location.
Fed. int. des ouvriers du transport (ITF) (21 janvier 2008)
There are no known further developments with this case. The vessel has now been broken up.
Fed. int. des ouvriers du transport (ITF) (16 décembre 2016)
Case closed but details not available