|Abandonment ID:|| 00209|
|Ship name:||[B Ladybug - resolved]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||9445394|
|Port of abandonment:||Valetta, Malta (Anchored off Valetta currently)|
|Abandonment date:||July 2013|
|Notification date:||9 October 2013|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||22|
|Circumstances:||Vessel entered Maltese waters 29 September 2013, and now is under arrest. Crews are unpaid since May 2013. Repatriation was refused in July 2013 due to the lack of funds by the vessel owner. From June, Captain used cash on board for supplies, but, when this ran out, bunkers, water and provisions were provided by Maltese authroties. Now, those were supplied by mortgage bank who has requested judicial sale of the vessel. Crews are under extreme stress and 4 of all were repatriated due to medical emergency.|
Vessel was arrested on behalf of crews on entry into Maltese waters. Liaison with Maltese authorities, mortgage bank and crew was done. Partial payment of the wages was achieved and sent to seafarers' families.
Flag State informed
09 October 2013
|Repatriation status:||Repatriation pending|
4 of the crews were repatriated due to medical emergency. Currently, 18 remain on board.
|Payment status:||25 November 2016: Other|
Equivalent of 5 months salary outstanding
Crews have been unpaid since May 2013. Partial payment has been made, which was sent to their families.
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (25 November 2016)|
International Maritime Organisation
Current name of the vessel is G Poseidon since 2014-06