|Abandonment ID:|| 00351|
|Ship name:||Talent Ace|
|7-digit IMO no.:||9485617|
|Port of abandonment:||Gunsan Port, Korea|
|Abandonment date:||4 April 2018|
|Notification date:||12 June 2018|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||16|
|Nationalities:||Bangladesh(3); China(6); Myanmar(7)|
|Circumstances:||No D/O, Provision does not supply on time and not enough, wages not paid from March. Red cross, Port and Customs authorities supplying food. A meeting took place with the owner on 24 May, but they did not appear for a second meeting scheduled on 30 May and have since cut all contact.|
|Actions taken:||12 June 2018: Other|
Had a meeting with Charter, owner. Visited ship had an interview with Master, and crew members.
Had a meeting with port authority, custom office.
|Repatriation status:||12 June 2018: Other|
3 Bangladesh crew has signed off by arrangement of Bangladesh Embassy without wage
|Payment status:||12 June 2018: Other|
Crew did not receive wage since March.
Owner claim that they paid until Feb. 2018.
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (12 June 2018)|
Interim MLC. (valid until 5th July 2018)- UMB
Financial Security (Hanseatic Underwriters) is valid from 07.12.2017 to 07.12.2018.
The ship was detained by the Korean authorities in relation to the UN resolution regarding sanctions against North Korea since which time the owner has ceased paying wages or providing food and diesel oil. I understand that the P&I club has been contacted. I will be following up with them. Best, Katie