|Abandonment ID:|| 00383|
|Ship name:||Bonnie B|
|7-digit IMO no.:||6810055|
|Port of abandonment:||OTW Malta|
|Abandonment date:||15 November 2018|
|Notification date:||14 February 2019|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||14|
|Nationalities:||Egypt(4); India(4); Myanmar(2); Pakistan(4)|
|Circumstances:||Crew are unpaid between 14 months and 1 month. Owner has failed to supply the vessel. Supplies provided by local ITF reps and union. Dispute over transfer of ownership.|
|Actions taken:||4 February 2019: Flag State informed|
ITF representative communicating directly with the owner and the ‘prospective’ owner/bare boat charterer, with the local agent and with the crew. Flag state and port authorities in Malta have been notified. The ‘prospective’ owner/bareboat charterer delivered a very small amount of food and we are now waiting for bunker and fresh water to be delivered.
|Repatriation status:||14 February 2019: Other|
All crew require repatriation
|Payment status:||14 February 2019: Other|
It is not possible to calculate exact amounts owed. On the SEA of some of the crew members the monthly salary shown is ‘as negotiated’ or ‘as agreed’ while others are not known or verified. The amounts due to the 8 crew for which wage rates can be found is USD14,644.
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (14 February 2019)|
It appears that either the ownership of the vessel is being changed or the vessel would be bare boat chartered. Crew employed by both the new and previous owners are on board. There is some dispute between owner/charterer/cargo owner. The vessel is currently outside Malta territorial waters.