[Star of Sea - resolved]
|Abandonment ID:|| 00302|
|Ship name:||[Star of Sea - resolved]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||9120736|
|Port of abandonment:||Aliaga, Turkey|
|Abandonment date:||12 September 2017|
|Notification date:||12 September 2017|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||20|
|Circumstances:||Seafarers unpaid for 8 months, charterer sometimes supplying food and water, crew apparently being threatened with replacement if they claim their wages. Flag state has indicated they have placed a restriction on the vessel with a requirement to pay outstanding wages.|
|Actions taken:||13 September 2017: Other|
Contacted flag state and port discharge agent in Turkey no contact details of the owners
|Repatriation status:||13 September 2017: Other|
They are to be replaced after discharge of billets without the payment of their 8 months wages new crew to take over
|Payment status:||13 September 2017: Payment Pending|
8 months wages
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (13 September 2017)|
Liaising with Turkish and Egyptian inspectors but still not achieved any contacts with the owners.
Govt. of Turkey (3 October 2017)
Dear Mr Boer,
Please find comments of Republic of Turkey regarding to the abandonment case of STAR OF SEA with attachment.
On behalf of:
Ms. Çisel ASLAN
Deputy Director General
Repubic of Turkey
Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications
Directorate General of Foreign Relations and European Union Affairs
Phone:+90 312 203 14 29
Fax: +90 312 203 14 02
(attached) M/V STAR OF SEA arrived Aliaga ancorage area on 08.09.2017 and unloaded her cargo between 14-15 September 2017. She departed for Novorossiysk Port on 15 September 2017. Aliaga Harbour Master Office was not informed about restriction on the vessel by Flag State.
Govt. of Panama (5 October 2017)
Please could you insert in the Joint IMO/ILO Database the information as in the attached message from Mrs. Maria Inmaculada Moreno, Deputy Chief Maritime Labour Affairs Department of the Panama Maritime Authority, which I received yesterday.
I understand from Mrs. Maria Inmaculada Moreno that the payments of all the owed wages and for the repatriation of the crew have been made. Also the General Directorate of Merchant Marine has been requested to begin the process of sanctions to the vessel Star of Sea for its noncompliance to MLC, 2006.
The relevant sanction resolution has not yet been issued. However, Mrs. Moreno would be grateful if at least this information about the sanctions as here above will still be recorded.
Many thanks and kind regards,
From: Maria Moreno [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 03 October 2017 16:26
To: Jan de Boer
Subject: M/V STAR OF SEA, IMO 9120736
Dear Mr. De Boer.
First of all It's a pleasure to greet you.
Regarding the case of the crew of m/v STAR OF SEA, IMO 9120736, we comply to inform you that we have received communication and evidence from Captain Talaat El-Seify, ITF inspector in which we informed that all the crew has received all the owed wages and repatriated.
Therefore, we proceeded to request to the General Directorate of Merchant Marine to sanction the vessel, due to the reiteration of the MLC violations.
ITF (9 October 2017)
From: Katie Higginbottom [mailto:Higginbottom_Katie@itf.org.uk]
Sent: lundi 9 octobre 2017 05:05
To: Noh, Jinhak ; Jan de Boer
Subject: RE: M/V STAR OF SEA, IMO 9120736
Yes, we can consider the case resolved.