|Abandonment ID:|| 00086|
|Ship name:||[Virtus - resolved]|
|Flag:||St. Vincent & Grenadines|
|7-digit IMO no.:||8416748|
|Port of abandonment:||La Coruna, Spain|
|Abandonment date:||7 July 2009|
|Notification date:||24 June 2009|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||12|
|Circumstances:||Technical problem with the engine and crew without provisions, fresh water and gas oil. There are several claims against the owner, crew¿s wages and the local agent (Finisterre Agencia Marítima ) decided to keep the amount that had been sent to us by the owner after negotiations.|
|Actions taken:||23 July 2009: Flag State informed|
Negotiations with agent, Shipowner, Harbour Master and Port Authorities. ILO office in Madrid informed. Red Cross and Port Authorities assisted us. Waiting for repairs, payment and repatriation. The crew has now provisions on board, fresh water and electricity. The case is being followed by the media.
|Repatriation status:||24 July 2009: Repatriation pending|
29 October 2009: Repatriated
All crew members were repatriated.
|Payment status:||24 July 2009: Payment Pending|
US$ 41,234 outstanding at 01 July 2009. All crew owed a minimum of 2 months, some have 3-4 months outstanding
|Comments and Observations:||International Shipping Federation (3 August 2010)|
The ship is under the custody of the authority.
ITF (25 November 2016)