|Abandonment ID:|| 00308|
|Ship name:||[C Star - resolved]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||7392854|
|Port of abandonment:||Barcelona, Spain|
|Abandonment date:||26 September 2017|
|Notification date:||3 October 2017|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||8|
|Circumstances:||Vessel was chartered by anti-migrant organisation, Defend Europe, who then, ironically, abandoned their Sri Lankan crew in Spain. Vessel now sold and seafarers are waiting to be paid and repatriated by new owners.|
|Actions taken:||19 October 2017: Other|
ITF inspector visited the crew on board and liaised with owner who was waiting for payment from charterer.
|Repatriation status:||19 October 2017: Repatriation pending|
|Payment status:||19 October 2017: Payment Pending|
4-6 months outstanding (approx. USD 74,550)
|Comments and Observations:||Govt. of Spain (31 October 2017)|
Informed by Spain (as of 30/10/2017)
A prospective buyer (Al FAN shipping Ltd) seems to have bought the ship.
Prospective ship owner confirms that salaries and repatriation of eight (8) Sri Lanka crew member salaries will be paid by incoming ship owner and is awaiting certificates with the new flag registry.
As indicated by the Captain the ship doesn´t have P&I insurance coverage.
The Spanish PSC inspection was suspended awaiting for the incoming flag registry to issue certificates to the ship.
Cautionary measures have also been imposed by the Spanish Administration but no payment has been received.
ITF (2 February 2018)
From: Katie Higginbottom [mailto:Higginbottom_Katie@itf.org.uk]
Sent: vendredi 2 février 2018 13:59
To: Noh, Jinhak
Subject: FW: M/v. C Star, imo 7392854 Abandoned crews.
I’m pleased to advise that we now consider the C Star case to be resolved.