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Nordland[disputed]

IMO7128368


Abandonment ID: 00031
Ship name:Nordland[disputed]
Flag:St. Vincent & Grenadines
7-digit IMO no.:7128368
Port of abandonment:Santander (Spain)
Abandonment date:3 June 2005
Notification date:3 June 2005
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:8
Nationalities:Russian Federation(8)
Circumstances:Vessel under arrest by local shipping agent and crew.
Actions taken:June 2005: Other
ITF negotiating with humanitarian organisations to provide crew with food. Attempts to make contact with owner fruitless thus far.
Payment status:June 2005: Other
At least three months o/s - total 123,000 Euros owed to crew.
Comments and Observations:ILO/IMO (February 2006)
Joint letter co-signed by ILO Director general and IMO Secretary General to the Flag State administration, urging them to facilitate the resolution of this case.

ITF (March 2006)
UPDATE: Crew repatriated by ITF. Case currently in court over unpaid wages.

ITF (28 March 2006)
UPDATE: Case still in court.

International Maritime Organisation (4 April 2006)
The IMO has received the following letter regarding m.v. Nordland (IMO Nr 7128368)

Dear Mr Librando,
I would like to thank you for your assistance in providing the contact details for the Permanent Representative of Spain and the Director General of the Merchant Marine in Spain.
As a follow-up to my email of 20/03/2006, kindly be advised that the Harbour Master's Office - Santander has informed that the vessel was not "arrested/detained". Furthermore, the current situation, as related by the Harbour Master's office states that there is no crew presently aboard the
vessel which is still in Santander, the main engine of the vessel is destroyed and there is no known management for the vessel. It was also advised that court proceedings are underway.

Please be guided accordingly.

Yours sincerely,

Yinca Williams

Legal Department

Office of the Commissioner for Maritime Affairs

International Maritime Organisation (6 April 2006)
The IMO has received a letter from the flag State register. This text is not in a format that can be displayed here. It can be consulted on request.

International Shipping Federation (13 April 2006)
No crew members on board. At present no ship agent. When the ship arrived at Santander port, the shipping agency was "Bergé Marítima" but last 30th May this agency renounced the ship. Now the ship is detained following the orders of two District Courts in Santander. It has declared a distraint procedure. The ship has no propeller machinery, communication equipment (it was removed) and is not under command. The Santander Maritime Authorities are now instructing an enquiry in order to declare the abandonment. Once concluded the competent maritime authority will require the Courts to order an auction.



International Maritime Organisation (13 April 2006)
The IMO has received a letter from the flag State register. This text is not in a format that can be displayed here. It can be consulted on request.

ITF (14 July 2006)
UPDATE: May 2006 - the court judged in favour of the seafarers allowing the vessel to be auctioned. Legal claim to be lodged following notification of the judgement.

ITF (18 December 2006)
Legal claim still pending. End November 2006, the ship agent lost his claim against the Captain.

ITF (21 January 2008)
Case is still in court.

ITF (16 December 2016)
Crew repatriated, wages outstanding

ITF (7 November 2017)
No further update expected

 
Entered: Monday - 19 December 2016 at 16:28:27
Last updated: Monday - 11 December 2017 at 14:56:07
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