|Abandonment ID:|| 00268|
|Ship name:||Atlantic Surveyor[resolved]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||8841565|
|Port of abandonment:||Heraklion Port, Greece|
|Abandonment date:||2 February 2017|
|Notification date:||2 February 2017|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||Govt. of Liberia|
|No. of Seafarers:||9|
|Circumstances:||Jan. 16, 2017 - The vessel was detained at Heraklion by the Liberian flag Administration due to Owner’s failure to deliver food, water and fuel to the vessel.|
Feb. 2, 2017 - the Heraklion Port Auth. and the seafarers informed the Flag Administration of the Owner’s failure to pay outstanding wages, deliver food/water, and fuel to the vessel.
|Actions taken:||5 April 2017: Other|
Dec. 2016 to Jan. 15, 2017: The Flag Administration contacted the vessel’s Owner/Operator numerous times; both denied liability for replenishing provisions, paying wages and arranging repatriation. Jan. 16 2017,the Flag Administration detained the vessel at Heraklion due to owner/Operator failure to deliver food, water and fuel to the vessel. Provisions were later delivered by the Indonesian Embassy near Heraklion. Feb. 16, the vessel’s statutory certificates,including the Certificate of Registry, were suspended,pending payment of wages and repatriation. Feb. 21, the Flag Administration offered the crew repatriation.
Feb. 16, the vessel’s statutory certificates, including the Certificate of Registry were suspended, pending payment of seafarer wages and repatriation.
Feb. 21, the Flag Administration offered the seafarer repatriation.
|Repatriation status:||14 March 2017: Repatriated|
Mar. 14, 2017: Flag Administration arranged and funded the successful repatriation of all nine (9)seafarers to Jakarta, Indonesia.
|Payment status:||Payment Pending|
Owner has yet to pay outstanding crew wages.
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (23 May 2017)|
Reported by flag state (Liberia) - not clear why no application to abandonment insurers?