|Abandonment ID:|| 00357|
|Ship name:||Ima Atisi[disputed]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||8108119|
|Port of abandonment:||Walvis Bay, Namibia|
|Abandonment date:||16 August 2018|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||5|
|Circumstances:||Crew have not been paid since June 2018, no supplies from owner since April 2018.|
Port Authorities will not allow the crew to leave the vessel, but company will not arrange replacement crew.
|Actions taken:||30 August 2018: Other|
P&I insurance requested (16/08/2018), Insurer: Navigators/Thomas Miller (9/05/2018 – 20/02/2019)
Flag state notified by crew, but no response
|Repatriation status:||30 August 2018: Repatriation pending|
5 crew awaiting repatriation
|Payment status:||30 August 2018: Payment Pending|
5 crew on board owed 3 months wages. Several off signers left with being paid
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (30 August 2018)|
Crew have been suffering problems with non-payment of wages and lack of supplies since October 2017. Wages were settled up to May 2018, but no further payments received post May 2018. Owner has repeatedly promised to resolve the situation, but failed to do so. At least one crewmember has paid for his own repatriation in order to escape the situation. P&I club have confirmed they will step in and resolve the issue
ITF (20 November 2018)
From: Jonathan Warring [mailto:Warring_Jonathan@itf.org.uk]
Sent: mardi 20 novembre 2018 18:24
To: Noh, Jinhak
Cc: 'Jan de Boer' ; 'Natalie Shaw'
Subject: Ima Atisi 8108119 Abandonment ID: 00357
The above case can now be classed as “disputed”.
On 4 October 2018, the remaining 5 crew members were paid 4 months’ wages and repatriated by the P&I club. Each of these crew members is still owed between 1 and 3 months’ wages. There are also a number of ex-crew members who are owed outstanding wages, including one who escaped the situation by paying for his own repatriation prior to the case being reported to ITF.