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MT Iba

IMO9438200


Abandonment ID: 00428
Ship name:MT Iba
Flag:Panama
7-digit IMO no.:9438200
Port of abandonment:Hamriya port, UAE
Abandonment date:January 2019
Notification date:30 March 2020
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:Non-governmental Organization (ISWAN)
No. of Seafarers:4
Nationalities:India(2); Myanmar(1); Pakistan(1)
Circumstances:This case is not considered to be COVID-19 related.
Unpaid wages. Wnat repatriation.
Actions taken:Other
Suggested to file a complaint at www.madad.gov.in.
Repatriation status:Repatriation pending
All seafarers are still on ship
Payment status:Payment Pending
Outstanding payment is USD 4,666.
Comments and Observations:Govt. of Myanmar (7 April 2020)
This is Department of Marine Administration under the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Myanmar, now writing with regard to your email on 1st April 2020 about new abandonment case: “MT- IBA”.
Even though the vessel "IBA (IMO Number 9438200)" was abandoned since January 2019 in Hamriya Port, it seems that the owner of the vessel still keeps his/her ownership, because ISWAN said that there are five crews on board now because two more Indians have recently joined the ship.
According to the provisions of Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, the owner of the vessel has fully responsibility to pay the wages of Mr. Nay Win (Chief Engineer of MT-IBA) for the period he has served on board and also has to bear the cost of repatriation.
In this regard, the Federal Transport Authority- Land and Maritime (FTA) of UAE has to inform the Flag State “Panama” to ask the owner for his/her responsibilities.
We hope all applicable actions have been done by the Federal Transport Authority (FTA) of UAE.
We also noted that MT-IBA is belonging to a Notorious shipping line.
Myanmar's comment on that case is-
•The Federal Transport Authority-Land and Maritime (FTA) of UAE and Panama Maritime Authority should ask the owner for wages and repatriation of Mr. Nay Win;
•In the case of no response from ship owner, insurance provider of that vessel has to pay for those costs;
•Otherwise, P & I Club should solve for due costs;
•If there is no solution within two months, the UAE FTA should take action in accordance to the provision of UAE laws.


Govt. of Pakistan (10 April 2020)
This is the office of Marine Administration under the Ministry of Maritime Affairs of Pakistan, now writing concerning abandonment case: “MT- IBA”.
As per recent info received by us the vessel "IBA (IMO Number 9438200)" was abandoned since January 2019 in Hamriya Port, it seems that the owner of the vessel still keeps their ownership, because ISWAN said that there are five crews on board now, after joining of two more Indians national, recently.
According to the provisions of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, the owner of the vessel has full responsibility to pay the wages of all crew members for the period who has served on board and also has to bear the cost of repatriation. In this regard, the Federal Transport Authority- Land and Maritime (FTA) of UAE has to inform the Flag State “Panama” to ask the owner for their responsibilities. We hope all applicable actions have been done by the Federal Transport Authority (FTA) of UAE.
Pakistan’s comments on that case are;
i) The Federal Transport Authority-Land and Maritime (FTA) of UAE and Panama Maritime Authority should ask the owner for wages of 23 months and repatriation of Mr Riasat Ali, a Pakistani seafarer;
ii) In the case of no response from ship-owner, the insurance provider of that vessel has to pay for those costs; Otherwise, P & I Club should solve for due costs;
iii) If there is no solution within two months, the UAE FTA should take action under the relevant provisions of UAE law.

International Maritime Organisation (14 April 2020)
In particular, I also duly note that the comments from Pakistan on this case are as follows:
•The Federal Transport Authority-Land and Maritime (FTA) of United Arab Emirates and the Panama Maritime Authority should ask the owner for wages of 23 months and repatriation of Mr Riasat Ali, a Pakistani seafarer;
•In the case of that there is no response from the shipowner, the insurance provider of the vessel has to pay for those costs; Otherwise, P & I Club should provide for due costs;
•If there is no solution within two months, the United Arab Emirates FTA should take action in accordance to the provision of United Arab Emirates laws.
Therefore, I look forward for further comments from in particular the representatives of the United Arab Emirates, Panama, and also from the IG of P&I Clubs in case one of their members is a relevant insurer provider in this abandonment case.

Non-governmental Organization (1 September 2020)
From ISWAN
Three crew are still on ship, and they have not been paid for the last 15 months.

ITF (25 September 2020)
5 crew still on board the vessel. Owners are looking for a new buyer after the last sale fell through. Crew are being supplied with food and fuel by the owner. Wages remain outstanding.

Non-governmental Organization (23 October 2020)
From ISWAN
The crew are still on ship and have not received wages. They are desperate to go back home. Food is now supplied by port authority and owner is not assisting them anymore.

 
Entered: Thursday - 16 April 2020 at 10:56:22
Last updated: Thursday - 29 October 2020 at 08:10:58
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