|Abandonment ID:|| 00203|
|Ship name:||[Cassiopeia - resolved]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||8104577|
|Port of abandonment:||Savona / Italy|
|Abandonment date:||1 April 2013|
|Notification date:||1 November 2013|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||7|
|Nationalities:||Russian Federation(2); Ukraine(5)|
|Circumstances:||Debts to the crews and others (agent, freight forwarder, etc.)|
Vessel was arrested by the seafarers through a lawyer.
Flag State informed
The official letter from the flag States(Commonwealth of Dominica) was received as of 11. Nov. 2013. In this leeter, the Office od Deputy Maritime Administrator of Dominica (DMA) indicated that "in the case of Cassiopeia, the vessel has been suspended, the Company has been fined which has been exacted as a maritime lien on the vessel under Commonwealth of Dominica Maritime Law, and the monetary amounts received may be used towards compensation to the seafarers for lost wages as a result of abandonment. Dominica Maritime Law affords seafarers the right to a minimum of 30 days lost wages in the event of abandonment (Dominica Maritime Act, as amended, Title 8, Section 197(2)".
All crews were repatriated at union(FIT-CISL)'s expenditure.
|Payment status:||Payment Pending|
Around 45,000 USD pending.
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (16 December 2016)|
Crew repatriated, outcome of legal case unknown
ITF (18 January 2017)
the case resolved
From: Katie Higginbottom [mailto:Higginbottom_Katie@itf.org.uk]
Sent: 18 January 2017 09:50
To: Noh, Jinhak (email@example.com)
Cc: Wagner, Brandt; Natalie Shaw; Jan de Boer (JDeBoer@imo.org)
Subject: FW: Abandonment database
Iíve received a further update from our Ukrainian inspector. From this we can consider the cases of Clare IMO: 7390014 and Cassiopeia IMO: 8104577 resolved. Boushkin now looks a bit more ambiguous but I donít think we should change anything at this stage. I leave it to you whether you want to add details to the comments or not.
It's close to open the sale procedure through the Savona court.