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Amsel[disputed]

IMO9076387


Abandonment ID: 00312
Ship name:Amsel[disputed]
Flag:Cyprus
7-digit IMO no.:9076387
Port of abandonment:Varna, Bulgaria
Abandonment date:6 July 2017
Notification date:5 October 2017
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:22
Nationalities:Ukraine(22)
Circumstances:The vessel has been in the shipyard for repairs for more than 6 months. Four of the seafarers have not been paid for 7-9 months.
Actions taken:Other
Detention of the vessel by the HM for unpaid wages, letters to company, flag, P&I
Repatriation status:9 November 2017: Repatriation pending
outstanding
Payment status:9 November 2017: Other
Some crew unpaid for 7-9 months, not all crew want to complain
Comments and Observations:ITF (9 November 2017)
-crew is afraid to complain due to fear of black listing practice among manning agencies in Ukraine
-company have another vessel with similar issues MARIA L IMO 9153496 ex/ ANASTASIA K which have on going court case for unpaid salaries for more than 1 000 000$
-practice of company is to pay salaries at the end of contract upon repatriation


Govt. of Cyprus (20 April 2018)
From: Sophoclis Constantinou [mailto:s.constantinou@csc-cy.org]
Sent: 20 April 2018 08:14
To: Natalie Shaw
Subject: Analysis of quoted cases of abandonments - CY Flag M/V Amsel

Dear Natalie,

I refer to the attached analysis of quoted cases of abandonments and I am pleased to inform you that the case of Cyprus flag M/V Amsel has been resolved.

Based on information we have received from the Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Shipping, following contact with the shipís Master yesterday, it was confirmed that the whole crew have been paid and repatriated through the Financial Security system by the American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, Inc. P&I Club in accordance with:

a) REGULATION 4.2, STANDARD A4.2.1 PARAGRAPH 1(b) OF THE MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION 2006, AS AMENDED
b) REGULATION 2.5.2, STANDARD A2.5.2 OF THE MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION 2006, AS AMENDED

For the remaining due wages there is a court dispute in Bulgaria.

With kind regards,



Sophoclis N. Constantinou
Legal Officer


ITF (20 April 2018)
From: Katie Higginbottom [mailto:Higginbottom_Katie@itf.org.uk]
Sent: 20 April 2018 10:57
To: Natalie Shaw; Jan de Boer (JDeBoer@imo.org); Jon Whitlow; Brandt Wagner;
Subject: RE: CY Flag M/V Amsel

Dear all
Iím in touch with the ITF inspector on this case and the P&I club. My understanding is that the seafarers are no longer on the vessel and there are various outstanding legal actions. I donít think we can say that all outstanding remuneration has been paid, although the club has certainly been doing its best to fulfil its obligations. I wouldnít call it resolved at this stage.
Best, Katie


ITF
Dates on abandonment insurance certificate: Valid From February 20, 2017 Valid To February 20, 2018

 
Entered: Tuesday - 15 May 2018 at 19:03:48
Last updated: Tuesday - 29 May 2018 at 10:32:46
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