|Abandonment ID:|| 00097|
|7-digit IMO no.:||7701469|
|Port of abandonment:||La Plata, Argentina|
|Abandonment date:||1 February 2009|
|Notification date:||4 February 2009|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||23|
|Circumstances:||Food in short supply, no bunkers. Crew unpaid for more than 3 months. Some crew members in need of medical treatment. Claims initiated by local Agent of the ship. Ship anchored since 23 November 2008 due to local agent claim for USD 50,000 (owed payments for services). (Anchorage area named "Common Zone")|
|Actions taken:||4 February 2009: Flag State informed|
Co-operation with PSC, Apostleship of the Sea. Contact with Turkish Embassy to facilitate repatriation of the crew. Negotiations with owner, who says has no money to solve any problem, including repatriations. Turkish union assisting.
|Repatriation status:||0222: Repatriation pending|
AT 22nd. February: 2 repatriated at Campana Port (November 23th.), 3 abandoned the ship and return to Turkey by them self (February 8th.), 11 repatriated by our Office with assistance of Turkish union, Consulate, Coast Guard, Apostleship of the Sea and some contacts in La Plata and Buenos Aires (February 17th). Nine (9) remain on board awaiting our assistance in La Plata anchorage.
|Payment status:||22 February 2009: Payment Pending|
Four (4) months outstanding