|Abandonment ID:|| 00423|
|Ship name:||Queen Helena|
|7-digit IMO no.:||9341354|
|Port of abandonment:||Fujairah, UAE|
|Abandonment date:||3 April 2019|
|Notification date:||28 February 2020|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||International Chamber of Shipping (ISWAN)|
|No. of Seafarers:||6|
|Circumstances:||Ship has been arrested since 3 April 2019 by Fujairah court.|
Reported the matter to P&I Club, flag state Indian consulate and FTA
|Repatriation status:||Repatriation pending|
12 out of 18 crew were repatriated by help of P&I Club on 19 July 2019, however, the remaining 6 crew are stll on vessel.
|Payment status:||Partially paid|
USD 94,750 for 6 crew.
P&I Club paid wages from March till June 2019 as per MLC obligation. Since July 2019 seafarers are not being paid wages.
|Comments and Observations:||Govt. of India (9 March 2020)|
I am directed to refer to your mail dated 02.03.2020 on the above subject and to
state that the vessel Queen Helena was abandoned by ownerv manager i.e. IWs Folk
shipping LLC, Dubai on 03.04.2019 ay Fujairah port Anchorage. The vessel was arrested
by National Bank of Fujairah, UAE vide a vessel arrest proceeding before the court of
Fujairah for their unpaid debt on the vessel owners.
2. It was reported to the Directorate that the p&I club is providing provisions,
bunker and fresh water to the vessel. And the p&I club has also paid four months wages
to all the crew members.
3. Further with the help of P&I club, 2 crew members had successfully been
repatriated on 17 & 19 July 2019 respectively, after which 06 were remained on board.
4- P&l club (west of England - Hellas Lrd) had also appointed local raw firm Insc.
Dubai to assist in repatriation of 06 crew & their legal documentation to release the
Indian sea man book (CDC) from the Fujairah Court.
5. The Consulate General of India in Dubai, vide letter dated 12.03.2020 has
informed that they have taken the matter at various levels with FTA, port Authorities and
Lawyers of Ir,I/s National Bank of Fujairah. They have indicated that they are in regular
touch with the crew of said vessel and that the auction of vessel is in process.
6. This Directorate is continuously following up the matter with the Consulate
General of India, Dubai and further updates in the matter will be intimated/communicated
to you in due course of time.
Non-governmental Organization (1 September 2020)
12 out of 18 crew were repatriated with help of P&I club on 19 July 2019, however the remaining 6 crew are still on vessel. It's been more than 12 months that they are on the ship and they have not been paid wages.