|Abandonment ID:|| 00457|
|Ship name:||Delta Sea[disputed]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||9452268|
|Port of abandonment:||Turkey (drydock)|
|Abandonment date:||16 March 2016|
|Notification date:||12 October 2020|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||International Chamber of Shipping (ISWAN (NGO))|
|No. of Seafarers:||18|
|Circumstances:||Unpaid wages (56,360 USD)|
|Actions taken:||19 November 2016: Flag State informed|
Contacting Liberian authorities, Panama authorities, ITF and DG Shipping India.
|Repatriation status:||September 2016: Repatriated|
Seafarers were repatriated on company expense.
|Payment status:||Payment Pending|
Since September 2016, the seafarers have not received their wages. (56,360 USD)
|Comments and Observations:||Govt. of India (29 October 2020)|
I am directed to refer to your e-mail dated 14.10.2020 informing this Directorate about
the abandonment of three vessels viz. MV Transnav Hazel (lMO No. 9646962), MV Omidan 3
(lMO No. 9646962) and MV Ahoora (lMO No. 8325133).
In this connection it is stated that as per the E-Governance system maintained in this
office none of the seafarers have been engaged on board above vessels through the Recruitment
and Placement Service Licensed agents. Hence the details of the seafarers and the agents who
have employed the seafarers in question are not available in the e-govemance system.
ln view of the above and in the absence of details of the RPS agents and seafarers, this
office is unable to take further action regarding non payment of wages due to them, through
registered RPS agents regulated by this office.
The issue therefore may need be taken up with the local authorities where the said ships are
located presently for obtaining details of the seafarers, agents and shipowners. IMO is requested
for obtaining required details from the source of the complaints received by it and same may be
communicated to this office.
Govt. of Liberia (30 October 2020)
With reference to the TRANSNAV HAZEL (> Delta Sea) case in 2016, going back to our case records, majority of the seafarers onboard were paid their final balance of wages until December 2016, however there were 5 seafarers who were not paid their final balance of wages. The case drag on until 2017, and this Administration endeavored to reach out to the shipowner, however due to the fact that the shipowner was insolvent, the company cannot be found anymore. Our records also indicated that the Indian seafarers whose wages were not paid appointed a lawyer to represent them for any legal actions against the shipowner, however we do not have any further information if there were any court proceedings that followed.
This abandonment case occurred prior to the entry into force of the provisions of MLC, 2006 A/2.5.2, on financial security as covered by P and I club for abandonment
Non-governmental Organization (1 December 2020)
Seafarersí issues on pending wages still remains.
Non-governmental Organization (15 January 2021)
Seafarer's issue still remains same. Wages have not been settled yet.
Non-governmental Organization (5 March 2021)
Seafarer's wages issue still remains same.