|Abandonment ID:|| 00358|
|Ship name:||Rising Phoenix[disputed]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||8770558|
|Port of abandonment:||Dammam Port, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia|
|Abandonment date:||14 August 2018|
|Notification date:||23 August 2018|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||11|
|Nationalities:||Indonesia(1); India(1); Sri Lanka(2); Pakistan(3); Tanzania, United Republic of(1); Ukraine(3)|
|Circumstances:||The crew is unpaid for more than 2 months and is overdue for repatriation|
|Actions taken:||30 August 2018: Other|
The owners contacted by the ITF on 14 August but no reply received. The Crew applied to the P&I and the flag State directly.
|Repatriation status:||30 August 2018: Other|
All crew is on board
16 October 2018: Repatriated
The abandoned crew have been repatriated and received some back wages from the owners. There are ongoing issues between crew and owners as to whether the correct payments were made.
Crew were repatriated around 16 October 2018.
|Payment status:||30 August 2018: Payment Pending|
Wages unpaid since June 2018, total amount to the end of August - USD65,831.00
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (30 August 2018)|
The West of England responded to the crew on 23 August 2018 saying the Club was in discussions with its Members to try to resolve this issue.