|Abandonment ID:|| 00032|
|Ship name:||[Ormos - resolved]|
|Flag:||Korea, Democratic People's Republic of|
|7-digit IMO no.:||7429633|
|Port of abandonment:||Kakinada (India)|
|Abandonment date:||27 January 2005|
|Notification date:||27 January 2005|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||18|
|Nationalities:||Russian Federation; Ukraine|
|Circumstances:||Vessel arrested variously by charterer and agent, wages unpaid, no repatriation after sign-off, ship in poor condition not in line with IMO/ILO regulations.|
|Actions taken:||February 2005: Other|
ITF contacted Ukrainian Embassy in Odessa and Conakry. ITF Guinea neg. with owner's lawyer and 1st sec from embassy. Finance for repatriation borrowed on basis that writ will be taken out against owner in Ukraine to repay debts to seafarers.
1 February 2005: Flag State informed
|Repatriation status:||24 May 2005: Repatriated|
|Payment status:||29 April 2005: Partially paid|
No pay since 02/11/04 and in some cases since 02/04. New owners agreed 29/04/05 to pay settlement of USD 154,000.
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (April 2005)|
Cook seriously injured whilst assisting repair of vessel, died 28/02/05 - no assistance from owner, remains finally repatriated after distressing period of time w/c 16/05/05.
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 (28 March 2006)
UPDATE: Settlement negotiated with the cargo interests. Case closed.
International Maritime Organisation (20 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.