|Abandonment ID:|| 00154|
|Ship name:||Eastern Planet|
|7-digit IMO no.:||7503221|
|Port of abandonment:||Algeciras, Spain|
|Abandonment date:||23 July 2010|
|Notification date:||4 August 2010|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||16|
|Nationalities:||Georgia(1); Russian Federation(3); Ukraine(12)|
|Circumstances:||Crew without electricity, food and water. Vessel moored on a breakwater, crew cannot get on land. Crew and ITF unable to get response from shipowner. Local unions, Caritas and Red Cross providing drinking water and supplies. Vessel had similar problems 2 months ago running out of fuel off the coast of Tunisia. Harbour Master of Algeciras ordered to shift the vessel the last Friday 30.07.2010 to another berthing, for humanitarian reasons and now the crew have access to shore leave.|
Algeciras Port Authority supplied on 31.07.2008 to the vessel 10Tons of Gas oil and fresh water also for humanitarian reasons.
Red Cross as a Charity Organization (Banco de Alimentos) are supplying fresh food for the crew.
We haven't reply or any contact with the Owner for the moment.
|Actions taken:||4 August 2010: Other|
ITF inspector liaising with Port Authorities and Habour Master. Local media involved. Ukrainian Consulate in Malaga has been in touch with ITF inspector.
|Repatriation status:||4 August 2010: Repatriation pending|
8 October 2010: Repatriated
They all were repatriated on 20.09.2010.
|Payment status:||4 August 2010: Payment Pending|
More than 2 months wages owed.
19 September 2010: Paid
The crew were full paid up to 19.09.2010(inclusive).