|Abandonment ID:|| 00221|
|Ship name:||Sea Soul 1[disputed]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||8502377|
|Port of abandonment:||Dakar, Senegal|
|Abandonment date:||16 August 2014|
|Notification date:||23 March 2015|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||10|
|Circumstances:||The vessel sank on Aug. 12 2014 amid allegations of arms smuggling. According to public databases, the vessel is owned and operated by a Romanian company.|
The crew were initially accused of illegal arms trafficking, but the courts did not uphold the charge and the seafarers are now on bail and surviving on local support.
It has not been possible to contact the owner.
Vessel owner, manning agent, Gov't and Court has been contacted.
|Repatriation status:||Repatriation pending|
|Payment status:||Payment Pending|
Almost 10 months of wage for 10 crewmembers is pending.
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (16 December 2016)|
Seafarers repatriated, outstanding wages unknown
ITF (7 December 2017)
No further update expected.