|Abandonment ID:|| 00296|
|Ship name:||PFS Brave[disputed]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||9428580|
|Port of abandonment:||Mumbai|
|Abandonment date:||16 August 2017|
|Notification date:||16 August 2017|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||18|
|Circumstances:||FINANCIAL BANKRUPTCY. Eight crew still on board, 10, including master have signed off. Salary not paid for more than 4 months.|
|Actions taken:||16 August 2017: Other|
INVOLVE MARITIME AUTHORITY/OWNER/RPSL AGENT/P&I TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE. Crew have applied to P&I club for salaries and provisions. Arrest under consideration.
10 CREW SIGNED OFF INCLUDING MASTER.
|Payment status:||Payment Pending|
USD 100,000 (APPROX)
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (16 August 2017)|
RPSL VGG INDIA HAS SURRENDERED THEIR AGENCY. OWNER HAS INTIMATED PSC FOR BANKRUPTCY.
International Chamber of Shipping (25 September 2017)
From: Capt. Kapil Kekre [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 22 September 2017 15:12
To: Natalie Shaw
Cc: CEO INSA; Peter Hinchliffe; email@example.com
Subject: RE: Abandonment cases: PFS Brave and PFS Supplier
To update further, we are given to understand that action has been initiated. PNI club has been involved and next week club has assured of releasing amount of funds agreed in consultation with Owners and Bankers .
Trust the information is helpful.
Indian National Shipowners’ Association
22, Maker Tower F,
Mumbai 400 005.
ITF (23 April 2018)
Dear Sunil D’Souza
Many thanks for your email. I’m happy to confirm to the administrators of the database that the P&I club has fulfilled its obligations in relation to the liability for repatriation and 4 months outstanding wages. Am I correct to understand that there is an ongoing court case for the rest of the outstanding remuneration due to the crew?
ITF (25 April 2018)
Subject: RE: TOP Urgent PFS Brave, PFS Courage, PFS Supplier
Thanks for the confirmation. I will advise the ILO and IMO accordingly. This means the cases will be marked as ‘disputed’ which is the term given when the seafarers have been repatriated but full remuneration has yet be recovered. Once the outstanding payment is received by the crew it can be deemed ‘resolved’.