|Abandonment ID:|| 00475|
|Ship name:||Hua Jian 1|
|7-digit IMO no.:||7908732|
|Port of abandonment:||Fuzhou anchorage, China|
|Abandonment date:||7 September 2020|
|Notification date:||23 October 2020|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||11|
On 29 Aug 2020 the new buyer only provide 3-week provisions on board, then there has been no contact with them since.
On 7 Sep the Master sent a letter to local MSA to report they had been abandoned by owner
|Actions taken:||7 September 2020: Flag State informed|
|Repatriation status:||Repatriation pending|
All 11 crew are awaiting repatriation.
|Payment status:||Payment Pending|
All crew members have not been paid since Feb 2020.
USD 115,800 as of 31/08/2020.
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (23 October 2020)|
July 2020 – ITF inspector in Hong Kong has been negotiating with the ship manager and the new buyer. The new buyer pledged that once they have reached the agreement with owner, he will settle all unpaid wages.
The Myanmar Embassy and the local MSA in China have been informed respectively about the case. As the negotiation is on-going, the authorities keep monitoring the case development.
05/09/2020 - Contacted the new buyer, he confirmed that they will not take over the vessel. Contacted the previous owner representative, he confirmed that he had left the company, and no one is in charge of the vessel.
08/09/2020 - Contacted a lawyer in China to assist the crew.
ITF (9 December 2020)
ITF has provided food and water to the crew in early December 2020.