|Abandonment ID:|| 00018|
|Nombre del buque:||[Capbreton 1 - resolved]|
|Bandera:||San Vincente y las Granadinas|
|Puerto de abandono:||Lagos (Nigeria)|
|Fecha de abandono:||20 Enero 2004|
|Fecha de notificación:||20 Enero 2004|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||Fed. Int. de los Trabajadores del Trasporte (ITF)|
|No. de marinos:||10|
|Nacionalidades:||Benin; Burkina Faso; Côte d'Ivoire; Togo|
|Circunstancias:||ICFTU/ITF: Arrested by Nigerian navy. |
Update 06/05: Vessel arrested 17/07/03. Irregular documentation and illegal bunkering. Under navy control until 20/02/04, then transferred to police cell, then prison in Lagos; Lack proper food, water, clothing and medical attention.
|Acciones tomadas:||2004: Other|
ITF maintained contact with crew's lawyer and contacted embassies of countries of origin to request their intervention.
Abril 2005: Other
ISF: Contacted ITF.
Junio 2005: Other
Update ICFTU/ITF: ITF contributed towards provision of welfare for crew in prison and an advance for crew members' families. Requested help from International Red Cross and Avocats sans Frontiéres.
|Estado de la repatriación:||2004: Repatriation pending|
ICFTU/ITF: Payment pending, claim for wages outstanding.
Abril 2005: Other
ISF: Crew in jail, vessel arrested.
|Estado del pago:||2004: Payment Pending|
Claim for wages outstanding.
Update 06/05: Recruited 02/02; from 05/03 shipowner stopped paying regular wages; 14 months' backdated wages paid, but in blocked bank account;4 months' wages still outstanding.
|Comentarios y observaciones:||Fed. Int. de los Trabajadores del Trasporte (ITF) (2004)|
A case that has been reported in the shipping press. Ship arrested by the Nigerian navy in July 2003. The crew was reportedly promised that the arrest would soon be lifted and agreed to stay on board to maintain the vessel. By September provisions were starting to run out. The crew engaged a lawyer to assist with their claim for unpaid wages. They reportedly refused to discharge the cargo of oil when required by the owner and were subsequently arrested and jailed, allegedly for vandalising pipelines. It is alleged that the cargo of oil comes from a vandalised pipeline, a charge that they refute. Their trial has been adjourned several times and there is no obvious date for release. The seafarers got in touch with the ITF in January 2004.
Fed. Int. de los Trabajadores del Trasporte (ITF) (Mayo 2005)
Received information that 14 months wages being held by the Embassy of Togo in Lagos to be paid out when the crew is released.
Fed. Int. de los Trabajadores del Trasporte (ITF) (Junio 2005)
UPDATE: Crew liaised with embassies, lawyer and media in an attempt to retrieve outstanding wages;Crew state that oil on board was delivered by supply ships owned by the same owners as the Capbreton 1.
Fed. Int. de los Trabajadores del Trasporte (ITF) (30 Noviembre 2005)
Case finally withdrawn and seafarers released. Outstanding wages have been retrieved from the Togo Embassy and seafarers are returning home.
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.
Fed. Int. de los Trabajadores del Trasporte (ITF) (28 Marzo 2006)
Organisación Marítima Internacional (6 Abril 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.