|Abandonment ID:|| 00313|
|Flag:||United Arab Emirates|
|7-digit IMO no.:||9438250|
|Port of abandonment:||Sfax, Tunisia|
|Abandonment date:||3 July 2017|
|Notification date:||3 July 2017|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||7|
|Nationalities:||Ethiopia(1); Sri Lanka(6)|
|Circumstances:||This crew replaced the previously abandoned crew. Not paid since they arrived on board. There are a further 20 seafarers on board of which 18 Egyptian and 2 Indian but they have not complained or made contact with ITF as yet.|
|Actions taken:||14 November 2017: Other|
Work with UAE authorities to persuade owner to honour their contract.
|Repatriation status:||2 November 2017: Other|
7 seafarers repatriated 02 November 2017
|Payment status:||14 November 2017: Partially paid|
Partial back pay paid – USD 500/crew member, USD 750 to electrician and USD 1,100 for an officer. Balance outstanding.
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (14 November 2017)|
The company eventually paid the repatriation thanks to intervention of the FTA.