|Abandonment ID:|| 00387|
|7-digit IMO no.:||9041502|
|Port of abandonment:||Cotonou, Benin|
|Abandonment date:||October 2018|
|Notification date:||19 March 2019|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||International Chamber of Shipping (ISWAN)|
|No. of Seafarers:||9|
|Nationalities:||Pakistan(4); Philippines(2); Ukraine(3)|
|Circumstances:||Crew members contacted ISWAN on 29 January 2019 they alleged that they have not been paid their wages for 3 months. They also said that they are in short supply of food, water and fuel. All 4 Pakistani seafarers have been taken ashore recently through the initiative of the Pakistani Consulate and they are currently staying at the Stella Maris Seafarer Centre in Cotonou. 5 seafarers are still on-board in short supply of food, water and fuel.|
|Actions taken:||19 March 2019: Other|
ISWAN and Stella Maris in Cotonou dealing with the welfare aspect of the case. ITF and the Consulate of Pakistan also involved.
|Repatriation status:||19 March 2019: Repatriation pending|
All seafarers are still in Cotonou.
|Comments and Observations:||Govt. of Panama (31 December 2020)|
This case was reported by Hamani Amadou - ITF on February 26, 2019. The
vessel is anchored in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, Africa.
Through Email dated July 9, 2019, Mr. Luis de Lima - ITF indicated that they made contact with the crew, and two (2) crew members of Philippine nationality remained on board, who refused to be repatriated.