|Abandonment ID:|| 00419|
|Ship name:||Galaxy F[resolved]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||9048471|
|Port of abandonment:||Misurata, Libya|
|Abandonment date:||16 January 2020|
|Notification date:||24 February 2020|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||18|
|Nationalities:||Greece(4); India(6); Ukraine(8)|
|Circumstances:||P&I: London P&I Club (insurance certificate: 9 May 2019 to 20 February 2020)|
Ship has been under arrest since early December 2019 due to a dispute over lost/damaged cargo.
Crew's wages unpaid since December 2019 and requested their repatriation (employment term for 5 crew members came to an end)
There are also a problem with provisions which is exacerebated by the absence of a willing local agent.
|Actions taken:||17 February 2020: Flag State informed|
The owners are said to be in negotiations with the P&I Club and the arresting party to provide a bond reqeuested by the court in order to have the vessel released and to proceed to Malta.
Owners intended to settle the crew wages for December 2019 in the week starting 10 Feb 2020, but failed.
Provisions were provided with the ship's Master buying food for crew ashore for cash received from the owners.
However, the crew are complaining of a lack of food and fuel.
|Repatriation status:||Repatriation pending|
Crew wish to return home, but want to receive outstanding wages before leaving.
|Payment status:||Payment Pending|
Crew remains unpaid since December 2019
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (19 October 2020)|
Vessel has been sold and deleted from the Panama register. Crew were repatrated with partial payment. Crew have not contacted the ITF to confirm final receipt of wages. Resolved.