|Abandonment ID:|| 00143|
|Ship name:||Baltic Star|
|7-digit IMO no.:||8817851|
|Port of abandonment:||Douala, Cameroon|
|Abandonment date:||December 2009|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||12|
|Nationalities:||Russian Federation; Ukraine|
|Circumstances:||From December 2009 the company, West Coast Line, stopped supplying the vessel.|
|Actions taken:||4 May 2010: Other|
Negotiation with shipowner, Mortgage Bank - Norvik Banka(Latvia)
|Repatriation status:||4 May 2010: Repatriation pending|
6 crewmembers were repatriated with payment 70% of earned wages.
|Payment status:||4 May 2010: Payment Pending|
for 6 crewmembers.
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (4 May 2010)|
The Shipowner had 3 vessels ¿ Atlantic Star (arrested in Las Palmas, Lubava stayed in Varna (Bulgaria) and Baltic Star anchored near Duala (Cameroon). The Company was previously black listed by ITF. All possible steps were taken and now we are waiting repatriation of the old crew (6 persons) which should be done by the middle of May. The vessel will be under control of the bank and will have new management. Russian and Ukrainian Authorities were involved in resolving this case.