|Abandonment ID:|| 00012|
|Nombre del buque:||China Sea Discovery|
|Puerto de abandono:||Kaohsiung (Taiwan (China))|
|Fecha de abandono:||Agosto 2004|
|Fecha de notificación:||Agosto 2004|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||Fed. Int. de los Trabajadores del Trasporte (ITF)|
|No. de marinos:||36|
|Nacionalidades:||China ; Filipinas; Ucrania; Viet Nam|
|Acciones tomadas:||Abril 2005: Other|
ISF: Wrote to ISF members in Liberia and Philippines, and contacted ITF.
|Estado de la repatriación:||Abril 2005: Repatriated|
ISF: Vessel arrested, crew repatriated, not received wages.
Junio 2005: Repatriated
ICFTU/ISF Update: All crew members now repatriated to the Philippines.
|Estado del pago:||2005: Partially paid|
|Comentarios y observaciones:||Fed. Int. de los Trabajadores del Trasporte (ITF) (2005)|
Fairplay International reported that the ship was under arrest in Taiwan following a hunger strike by its crew who had not been paid for 15 months. An agreement was reached with the ship's local agent to pay the crew part of their wages. The agent had requested that the vessel be arrested and sold to pay for debts owed to both the port and seafarers.
Fed. Int. de los Trabajadores del Trasporte (ITF) (Junio 2005)
UPDATE: New crew recruited.
Organisación Marítima Internacional (Diciembre 2005)
IMO: Vessel now renamed "Sea Discovery"
OIT/OMI (Febrero 2006)
Joint letter co-signed by ILO Director general and IMO Secretary General to the Flag State administration, urging them to facilitate the resolution of this case.
Organisación Marítima Internacional (3 Marzo 2006)
The IMO has received a letter from the flag State register. This text is not in a format that can be displayed here. It can be consulted on request.
Fed. Int. de los Trabajadores del Trasporte (ITF) (28 Marzo 2006)
UPDATE: Wages still outstanding. Pending court case in the Philippines re outstanding wages.
Fed. Int. de los Trabajadores del Trasporte (ITF) (14 Julio 2006)
UPDATE: The total amount owing to Filipino seafarers that were repatriated in December 2003 is US$224,604.09. The courts found in their favour however, it has not been possible to enforce the decision due to the closure of the manning agency, Alliance Maritime Support Services Inc., and the disappearance of the owner of the company. It is understood that the shipowner, - China Sea Cruises, is a co-defendant, but there are limited possibilities for pursuing the case against him due to reasons of location.
Fed. Int. de los Trabajadores del Trasporte (ITF) (21 Enero 2008)
There are no known further developments with this case. The vessel has now been broken up.