|This database contains a regularly updated list of vessels that have been reported to the ILO as abandoned in various ports of the world by appropriate organizations. It specifically includes information on seafarers and fishers, who have been abandoned and their current status|
During its fifth meeting, the Joint IMO/ILO Ad Hoc Expert Working Group on Liability and Compensation regarding Claims for Death, Personal Injury and Abandonment of Seafarers (Joint Working Group), held in London at the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) from 12 to 14 January 2004, expressed the need for a database on abandonment cases, to be set up as soon as feasible.
The ILO carried out the relevant studies and it was decided, in consultation with the IMO Secretariat, to host the database. The ILO wishes to express its appreciation to International Ship Suppliers & Services Association (ISSA) for its support in making this database possible.
Governments and relevant organizations are invited to send the appropriate information to the ILO in the form [PDF template] provided in IMO/ILO/WGLCCS5/3, Annex 2, page 7, preferably by email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to +41 22 799 70 50. More information on the joint IMO/ILO database management, including the definition of a resolved case as opposed to unresolved, disputed or inactive cases, is available in the detailed procedure. Seafarers or fishers who want an abandonment case to be reported may wish to consult their trade union or contact their consulate or flag State. Advice may be sought through the accredited organizations listed on the right section of ‘Related links’.
The designations employed in this database, which are in conformity with United Nations practice, and the presentation of material therein do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the International Labour Office concerning the legal status of any country, area or territory or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers. The flag abbreviations and register names used are those contained in Lloyd's Maritime Directory.
This database contains a list of vessels which were reported to have been abandoned. They were submitted to the International Labour Office by participants of the Joint ILO/IMO Ad Hoc Expert Working Group on Liability and Compensation Regarding Claims for Death, Personal Injury and Abandonment of Seafarers as well as ILO and IMO member States.
All information contained in this database is the sole responsibility of the reporting organizations, since ILO and IMO are not in a position to validate their correctness.
The content of the database is limited to vessels which were reported to have been abandoned after 1 January 2004. In case no date of abandonment has been reported, the date of notification of the reporting organization is displayed as date of abandonment.
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