|Abandonment ID:|| 00612|
|Ship name:||Mermaid [disputed]|
|Port of abandonment:||Suez, Egypt|
|Abandonment date:||5 January 2022|
|Notification date:||12 January 2022|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||1|
|Circumstances:||Company has been contacted and the Egyptian maritime authorities notified.|
The rest of the crew were repatriated on 4th November 2021. There are at least 2 crew of those who disembarked that have not been paid.
The Seafarer Employment Agreement - SEA expired on 26 July 2021 (which was a contract of 3 months). He is living on board with no electricity and no provisions. The seafarer is ill with a herniated disc and requires urgent medical attention while he wants to be repatriated. It was confirmed that the vessel was provisionally registered in Palau for 6 months during 2021, but the registration expired (see attached) and there is no valid IMO number. The owner given on the Palau registration certificate (Mermaid Marine & Oil Services, Egypt) is not known on the database of IHS Markit. Insurer: Unknown.
ITF is trying to trace the IMO number and flag of the vessel
|Repatriation status:||Repatriation pending|
Seafarer wants to be repatriated
|Payment status:||Payment Pending|
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (January 2022)|
Seafarer abandoned alone on board the vessel and has been since 4th November 2021.
He has owed wages of more than 8 months
SEA expired on 26th July 2021 (was a contract of 3 months)
He is living on board with no electricity and no provisions.
Seafarer is sick with a herniated disc and requires medical attention
ITF (13 January 2022)
We have contacted Palau who have confirmed that the vessel was provisionally registered there for 6 months during 2021, but the registration expired. Vessel does not appear to have a valid IMO number.
Govt. of Palau (4 February 2022)
‘MERMAID’, is a former Palau flagged ship which had been provisionally registered for three months only (Certificate of Registry expired on 18/07/2021). Ever since, neither the owners nor this Administration did proceed with any further actions about the ship.
After we received the abandonment notification by ITF, we tried but we could not establish any communication with the recorded as owners.
ITF (10 February 2022)
The Syrian seafarer was disembarked on 3rd February 2022 and repatriated home with the assistance of the ITF. To make the repatriation possible, the ITF union contact in Egypt, has facilitated a new person to take over guard duties on the vessel. The seafarer remains unpaid for 10 months. The ITF has offered legal assistance