|Comments and Observations:||Govt. of Turkey (11 August 2020)|
- The ship arrived in Aliaga port, Turkey on 12.07.2019,
- The ship berthed Bereket Gemi Söküm İth. İhr. Tic. Ltd. Şti. ship recycling facility on 13.07.2020,
- Scrapping operation started on 19 July 2019 with the permission issued by Harbour Master,
- Scrapping operation was completed on 22 August 2019.
According to the registry certificate issued by the flag State and P&I certificate issued by The British&European Overseas P&I Insurance, the ship is registered to Tanzania Zanzibar flag.
Moreover, checks made on international ship databases (i.e. IHS Fairplay) including GISIS ship and company particulars module, confirm that ships flag and certification as Tanzania Flag. Therefore, necessary permissions for ship arrival and scrapping were issued.
In the light of foregoing, we could not find any clue supporting illegal scrapping claim.
Govt. of Malta (13 August 2020)
The MT Tanker Jaguar IMO 6417748, Togo Flag was operating outside Maltese Jurisdiction.
Arrival in Malta 04/05/2019 Departure Malta 06/07/2019
1.On the 04/05/2019, the Master made contact with local authorities stating that the ship had a main engine failure and requested tug assistance to proceed to a ship repair facility in Malta to carry out the necessary repairs.
2.The Master was instructed to appoint a ship agent to carry out Port Formalities and make the necessary arrangements with a repair facility.
3.An agent was appointed, the vessel was certified as in ballast and gas free, vessel entered port with tug assistance and proceeded directly to a repair facility.
4.In due course the ship agent informed the Authority that owner had decided to carry out further repairs in Turkey and that the vessel will be taken to Turkey unmanned and under tow.
5.On the 06/07/2019, the vessel departed from the port of Valletta with the assistance of local tugs. When well clear from the port and outside Maltese Waters the local tugs were disconnected.
6.The MT Jaguar was connected to Tug Balaban (IMO 9142746) and proceeded on passage to Turkey.
Non-governmental Organization (1 September 2020)
The Indian crew have been contacted and informed that they have not received wages yet. The crew have joined other ships now and have requested to follow up with stakeholders on their pending dues.