|Abandonment ID:|| 00345|
|Ship name:||[Busy Bee- resolved]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||8695863|
|Port of abandonment:||Himeji, Japan|
|Abandonment date:||18 April 2018|
|Notification date:||26 April 2018|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||14|
|Nationalities:||Myanmar(6); Viet Nam(8)|
|Circumstances:||When the ship came to Himeji, Japan on 18 April 2018, seafarers had not been paid since last January for more than 3 months and they had to buy food and water with their own money. Salaries below ILO minimum. Ship had been arrested by local court due to trouble between the management company in Hong Kong and general agent in Japan. PSC officer detained the ship on 01 May due to no salary payments after legal arrest was cancelled.|
|Actions taken:||11 May 2018: Other|
Request letter from seafarers sent to P&I club and flag state, and asked to handle this case. Requested PSC investigation.
Seafarers have applied to the insurance P&I Club Hanseatic Underwriters
|Repatriation status:||11 May 2018: Repatriated|
8 Vietnamese were paid salaries and repatriated on 02 May from Himeji, Japan and replaced by Vietnamese and Chinese crew. 6 Myanmar crew were also repatriated and 4 months salary paid.
|Payment status:||11 May 2018: Paid|
USD 50,792 for 8 Vietnamese
USD 10,800 for 6 Myanmar up to 02 May 2018
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (11 May 2018)|
The ship is now released by PSC and awaiting additional crew.