|Abandonment ID:|| 00393|
|Ship name:||Grand Ferry|
|7-digit IMO no.:||8003620|
|Port of abandonment:||Hamad, Qatar|
|Abandonment date:||21 May 2019|
|Notification date:||5 June 2019|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||32|
|Nationalities:||Indonesia(3); Iran, Islamic Republic of(2); Ukraine(24); Greece(3)|
|Circumstances:||Seafarers unpaid since February 2019. 3 months owed wages.|
Some previous crew members have also not been paid.
|Actions taken:||24 May 2019: Flag State informed|
5 June 2019: Other
Contacted owners/managers, Flag State Authority and Port Authority of Hamad Port
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (5 June 2019)|
Owners have ignored previous attempts from ITF to establish contact and negotiate settlement. Three months wages are outstanding for current crew. It should also be noted that members of previous crew have reported that they were not paid before disembarking.
Message from owner on 3 June claims to have paid outstanding wages. 5 crew have disembarked and we understand that they were paid, but we have no confirmation for the remaining crew.
We are concerned that the problem will repeat.