|Abandonment ID:|| 00217|
|Ship name:||[Titan vision - resolved]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||9438248|
|Port of abandonment:||Karaika, India|
|Abandonment date:||25 December 2014|
|Notification date:||9 January 2015|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||15|
|Circumstances:||Non-payment of wages from August 2014 and vessel is under arrest by cargo interests since September 2014. Repairs are underway to main engines. Company is falsely using ITF contacts, whilst vessel is not covered by an ITF agreement.|
|Actions taken:||26 January 2015: Other|
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore noticed that;
"MPA has been aware of this matter since Nov. 2014. We have been in active communication with the ship owner and the seafarers on board to seek a resolution. The company has confirmed on 22 Jan 2015 that they have obtained access to funds which will be used to settle the crew wages in full for Titan Vision and Titan Glory by 27th Jan. 2015. If the situation continues to be unresolved, we will consider mounting further actions against the ship owner in line with what is allowed under Singaporean statutory laws."
Attempts to negotiate with relevant parties and pressure through media have been done.
|Repatriation status:||Repatriation pending|
|Payment status:||Payment Pending|
5 months wages are pending to date.
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (11 June 2015)|
The ITF confirmed that "the majority of outstanding wage claims have been settled", but mentioned "however, there are still some former seafarers whose claims are still being processed by Oceanic."
Govt. of Singapore (11 June 2015)
Singapore MPA informed that:
"We are pleased to inform that the Company, Altitude Ship Management Pte Ltd (ASM) had assumed the responsibilities and obligations of the shipowner as set out under the Maritime Labour Convention of MV Titan Glory and MV Titan Vision. All outstanding crew wages and repatriation of all crew onboard these two ships have been settled in May 2015. This was after numerous rounds of discussions MPA held with the Company after its charterer, 7 Seas Management Pte Ltd which was the direct employer of the crew with whom they had signed the seafarer employment agreements with, failed to repatriate and settle the crew wages. As we understand, 7 Seas Management Pte Ltd is in deep financial trouble and has since closed its company's office in Singapore. They are now uncontactable."