|Abandonment ID:|| 00235|
|Ship name:||Ocean Sparkle|
|7-digit IMO no.:||6916201|
|Port of abandonment:||Algeciras, Spain|
|Abandonment date:||26 March 2015|
|Notification date:||3 August 2015|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||33|
|Nationalities:||Georgia(1); Greece(1); Indonesia(8); Pakistan(2); Philippines(20); Poland(1)|
|Circumstances:||Vessel was detained by PSC due to MLC 2006 deficiencies on 27/03/2015. Vessel was arrested by a third party.|
Negotiations with ship owner, charter, PSC, flag state, Embassy in Madrid of Indonesia, Philippines, Pakistan and Georgia.
8 Indonesian repatriated by Indonesia Embassy in Madrid on 07.08.2015. 2 Pakistanis repatriated by Pakistan Embassy in Madrid on 12.08.2015. 10 Filipinos repatriated by Philippines Embassy in Madrid on 13.08.2015. Finally 10 Filipinos, 1 polish, 1 Georgian and 1 Greek repatriated by ITF on 04.09.2015.
|Payment status:||Payment Pending|
Unpaid wages 646,857.88 USD
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (22 January 2016)|
From: Jose Ortega
Sent: 22 January 2016 15:15
To: Katie Higginbottom
Subject: RE: Ocean Sparkle
Geetings from Algeciras - I'm fine, I hope that you too.
No, unfortunately the outstanding wages hasn't been paid. we tried to negotiate with the Shipowner Mr. Nader Dajani but the results were unsuccessful.
Our lawyer, Rafael de Muller is gathering information to take a legal action on behalf of the crew.
The above mentioned vessel remains detained by the PSC and by the Court in Algeciras Port. She is arrested by 12 different parties.
If you need further information don't hesitate to contact me.
ITF (16 December 2016)
Case open but seafarers repatriated
ITF (15 May 2017)
Vessel arrested on behalf of the crew in June 2016, pending court decision
ITF (7 December 2017)
Vessel arrested June 2016 but not resolved. Checking with lawyer
Crew received help from Red Cross, Caritas, Search and Rescue Service, and Food Bank and Charterer.