|Abandonment ID:|| 00514|
|Ship name:||M.T. Kutch Bay|
|7-digit IMO no.:||9169536|
|Port of abandonment:||Colombo, Sri Lanka|
|Abandonment date:||12 January 2021|
|Notification date:||20 January 2021|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||International Maritime Organisation|
|No. of Seafarers:||9|
|Circumstances:||insurance (P&I) & vesselís relevant certificates have been expired since October.|
The vessel has been in lay-up anchorage of Colombo, Sri Lanka since 7 September 2020. Ship is under arrest by High Court of Colombo due to case against the Ship's owner (Alphabet Maritime PVT LTD, UAE).
The service period onboard of every crew member has been exceeded without consent.
The crew are under distress and are mentally and phisically tired. There had been no supply of food, water, fuel, spares & stores and salary for more than 2 months.
|Actions taken:||12 January 2021: Flag State informed|
|Repatriation status:||Repatriation pending|
They need to disembark from this ship and go home.
|Payment status:||Payment Pending|
They havenít been paid for our wages since after October.
|Comments and Observations:||Govt. of Panama (14 May 2021)|
From Maritime Labour Affairs Department
On May 4th, 2021 please note that on board all 09 crew members (03 Pakistani & 06 Indians) disembarked on 21/04/2021, repatriated and wages have been paid till 31st March 2021. Balance wages of 21 days in April 2021, has informed the crew that once the Vessel is auctioned then same shall be settled.