|Abandonment ID:|| 00353|
|7-digit IMO no.:||9510591|
|Port of abandonment:||Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago|
|Abandonment date:||January 2018|
|Notification date:||March 2018|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||14|
|Nationalities:||Russian Federation(7); Ukraine(4)|
|Circumstances:||Inconsistent payment of wages over a number of months eventually leading to three months outstanding. No supplies made to vessel resulting in repeated blackouts. Several crew have expired contracts and have not been repatriated despite numerous requests.|
|Actions taken:||27 June 2018: Other|
Ongoing discussions with owners, P&I and crew
|Repatriation status:||27 June 2018: Repatriation pending|
|Payment status:||27 June 2018: Payment Pending|
Over USD 200,000
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (27 June 2018)|
P&I(West of England) have begun to co-operate and work towards resolution.
Other (6 August 2018)
From: David Bolomini [mailto:David.Bolomini@InternationalGroup.org.uk]
Sent: 06 August 2018 12:29
To: Jan de Boer ;
Subject: RE: New abandonment case notification: Orestina
Many thanks for keeping me in copy on these unfortunate abandonment cases. The Orestina is entered for protection and indemnity insurance cover in the West of England P&I Association, one of the 13 Associations comprising the International Group of P&I Clubs.
You may wish to know that the West of England is discharging its obligations under the MLC repatriation certificate issued pursuant to MLC Standard 2.5.2, and it is currently working actively with ITF and other interested parties in order to facilitate repatriation of the Orestina crew as soon as practicable. I would be grateful if these observations could be added to the comment box in the attached report.