|Abandonment ID:|| 00365|
|7-digit IMO no.:||8697304|
|Port of abandonment:||OTW Malta|
|Abandonment date:||15 September 2018|
|Notification date:||1 October 2018|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||7|
|Nationalities:||India(5); Syrian Arab Republic(2)|
|Circumstances:||Wages unpaid for at least 5 months. Poor living conditions, limited provisions, frequent power failures|
|Actions taken:||30 November 2018: Other|
Messages sent to ship manager, P&I club and Maltese auhtorites (Port and armed forces). Medical evacuation of Ch. Off. on the 22nd Oct 2018 conducted by Armed Forces. Initial correspondence was acknowledged, but recent messages to P&I and the ship manager have been ignored
|Repatriation status:||30 November 2018: Other|
One repatriated and seven remain.
|Payment status:||30 November 2018: Other|
Until and including September for all Eight (8) crew $51,445. Ongoing salary per month for seven crew (excluding the Ch. Off): $8500
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (30 November 2018)|
The vessel has been kept outside territorial waters for several months, possibly to avoid authorities. The vessel left Malta OPL on the 8th or 9th November 2018.
Ch. Off. evacuated for medical reasons by Armed Forces of Maltese. Repatriation and expenses met by General Workers Union (Malta) with assistance from Immigration Police. Wages remain outstanding.