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Haitien Pride[disputed]

IMO7003752


Abandonment ID: 00046
Ship name:Haitien Pride[disputed]
Flag:Panama
7-digit IMO no.:7003752
Port of abandonment:Freeport, Bahamas
Abandonment date:9 June 2006
Notification date:13 July 2006
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:8
Nationalities:Philippines(8)
Circumstances:The crew contacted ITF in June 2006. They had not been paid since January, were running out of supplies and wanted to go home. The original owners (Cargo Logistics USA) renounced responsibility claiming to have sold the vessel in 2004 to another company (HPS Trading Corp), however connections between executives in both companies would suggest that there was no genuine change of ownership. The company¿s representative (who did not change after the apparent sale) refused to supply provisions, wages or any form of assistance. The crew were forced to subsist through the charity of other Filipino seafarers, the Filipino community in the Bahamas. Assistance was also provided by the Philippines Consulate in Washington and the manning agent (Crewlink) who subsequently funded the crews¿ repatriation.
Actions taken:20 September 2006: Other
Contact with Owners: HPS Trading Corporation, Miami, USA also with Owners¿ representative. No cooperation received.
Ship Management SM Marine INC, Florida, USA.
Crewlink Manager, who assisted with the repatriation of the crewmembers.
Filippino Consulate, Washington, USA
Repatriation status:31 August 2006: Repatriation pending
6 crewmembers have been repatriated as from 31st August 2006, Captain refused the offer of repatriation, one other crewmember is awaiting repatriation.
Payment status:20 September 2006: Other
From Jan 2005 to the end of August 2006 the total owed to 8 crewmembers excluding the Captain was $192,624 USD
Comments and Observations:ITF (20 September 2006)
Negotiations are ongoing regarding the repatriation of the remaining crewmember.

ITF (21 January 2008)
There has been no known further action on this case.

ITF (16 December 2016)
Crew repatriated, wages outstanding

ITF (7 December 2017)
No further update expected

Govt. of Panama
Flag has been changed into Bolivia and after that, into Unknown or Unspecified since 2010-05. Current name is Chelsea.

 
Entered: Monday - 19 December 2016 at 16:19:37
Last updated: Monday - 11 December 2017 at 14:31:52
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