|Abandonment ID:|| 00138|
|Ship name:||[Vassi - resolved]|
|Flag:||St. Vincent & Grenadines|
|7-digit IMO no.:||7500566|
|Port of abandonment:||Vatika Bay|
|Abandonment date:||27 November 2009|
|Notification date:||27 November 2009|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||Govt. of Greece|
|No. of Seafarers:||15|
|Nationalities:||Georgia(3); Greece(2); Pakistan(10)|
|Circumstances:||Vessel arrived at Vatika Bay on october 18th, 2009. After bunkering, vessel has temporarely been detained by several court orders. |
According to the mortgagee(Aspis Bank), the management company has quit from acting as vessel's operator and owner has not yet assumed vessel's operation.
Chief officer was discharged on November 17th, 2009.
|Actions taken:||18 March 2010: Provisions provided|
Since December 9th, 2009, Aspis Bank as the mortgagee, provides regularly financial aid for food, water and supplies for seafarers on board, as well as bunkers.
Port authority of Neapolis Voion(Lakonia) has invited shipowner and ship operator to fulfill their obligations to the vessel's seafarers and has notified the Embassies of States of the seafarers' nationalities.
|Repatriation status:||18 March 2010: Other|
Not yet requested.
|Payment status:||18 March 2010: Payment Pending|
|Comments and Observations:||Govt. of Greece (1 June 2010)|
The owner of the vessel named M/V Vassi changed on 24th April, 2010 after auction from HYADES MARITIME S.A. Also name and flag state of the vessel changed from M/V Vassi to M/V Faola and St. Vincent and Grenadines to Panama. The vessel has departed Vatika Bay on the 7th May, 2010 for Elefsis Port. Three Georgian and ten Pakistani seafarers remain on board under new ownership regime. Greek Master and 1st engineer were discharged. But the status of payment of outstanding remuneration from former shipowner is still pending.
International Shipping Federation (14 June 2010)
The M/V Vassi was sold by forced sale on 24/4/2010 and renamed by new owners "Faole". It is now registered under a Panamn flag. The vessel sailed from Vatika Bay and is presently at the port of Elefsina-Greece. The two greek seafarers were signed off before the sale and the remaining crew has taken judicial steps in order to secure the payment from the previous owner of their outstanding claims. It is anticipated that the final settlement will take place within a month from the funds of the sale. These seafarers remained on board under the new ownership and they declared at Elefsina that they have no complaint against the new owner.
ITF (16 December 2016)