|Abandonment ID:|| 00055|
|Ship name:||[Meugang I - resolved]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||7819917|
|Port of abandonment:||Santander (Spain)|
|Abandonment date:||15 June 2006|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||25|
|Circumstances:||Substandard vessel, with poor accommodation and work clothes. Port Authority has been persuaded to supply fuel and water, Red Cross are to provide food. Following reports of rat and lice infestation, the vessel is to be fumigated today (11 July 2007).|
|Actions taken:||11 July 2007: Other|
Initially ITF Inspector was in contact with the owners who promised to pay the owed wages, now there is no response and the local ship agent renounced its agreement with the vessel on 29 June 2007. The embassies of Cameroon and Ghana have been contacted to see if they could fund repatriation.
|Repatriation status:||11 July 2007: Repatriation pending|
|Payment status:||12 July 2007: Other|
5-8 months pay outstanding, no allotments paid.
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (21 January 2008)|
Name changed to Ganga in October 2007, flag changed to Comoros in April 2006. Case now resolved with the assistance of ITF local office.