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Abandonment ID: 00387
Ship name:Axis
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.

Entered: Wednesday - 3 April 2019 at 18:38:23
Last updated: Wednesday - 3 February 2021 at 15:47:46
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