|Abandonment ID:|| 00041|
|Ship name:||Pots Express[disputed]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||6723977|
|Port of abandonment:||Monrovia, Liberia|
|Abandonment date:||30 September 2005|
|Notification date:||30 September 2005|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||19|
|Circumstances:||Crew claim to have been left without wages and supplies for 34 out of 37 months.|
Several approaches to Monrovia Port Authority were made by fax, telephone, e-mail ¿ no co-operation was forthcoming.
|Repatriation status:||Repatriation pending|
Repatriation is being arranged by ITF with assistance from ICMA.
|Comments and Observations:||International Shipping Federation (31 March 2006)|
The Panama Flag vessel Potts Express has been abandoned for almost three years. Some of the crew have been repatriated, but others are still in the country. The crew has reportedly sued the agent, and the court has ruled that a marshall sale of the ship will take place on April 8, 2006. The beneficial owner of the vessel is a Nigerian national. His brother is a member of the crew that sued. We believe that the ship's agent is:
ITF (21 January 2008)
No further information is available for this vessel.
ITF (16 December 2016)
crew repatriated, wages outstanding
ITF (7 December 2017)
No further update expected.
Repatriation arranged for 19 seafarers.