|Abandonment ID:|| 00667|
|7-digit IMO no.:||9105669|
|Port of abandonment:||Kaohsiung, Taiwan|
|Abandonment date:||2 June 2022|
|Notification date:||24 June 2022|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||16|
|Circumstances:||P&I : American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and |
Indemnity Association, Inc.
Grounded on February 2022. Towed to Kaohsiung for repair. Detained by lawyer of towing company. Seafarers are owed 3 months wages.
|Actions taken:||7 June 2022: Flag State informed|
Contacted shipowners, P&I, Harbor bureau, Flag state and PSC.
|Payment status:||Payment Pending|
The total wages outstanding is US$170,401.
|Comments and Observations:||Govt. of China (21 July 2022)|
It notes that the vessel in question is registered under the flag of Belize, and the registered owner/operator is located in Hong Kong, China.
We have made several attempts to contact the shipowner but have not been successful and received no reply.
Given that the concerned vessel is not registered under the Hong Kong Flag nor located in the waters of Hong Kong, and there is no record indicating that the company for the recruitment and placement of the concerned seafarers is registered in Hong Kong in accordance with Hong Kong local seafarers legislations, actions to be taken by the Hong Kong Flag Administration are limited if at all possible.
ITF (30 November 2022)
P&I lawyer paid cash to all 16 crewmembers. The P&I lawyer paid a total of 3 months' full wage and the cost of repatriation. 4 crew remain onboard the vessel for the minimum manning regulation of the Harbor Bureau. 5 Indonesian crew repatriated on 22nd October 2022, and left their right of wage to legal aid. 7 Chinese crew repatriated on 24th October 2022, and left their right of wage to the Lawyer of P&I.