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Vega 1[disputed]


Abandonment ID: 00430
Ship name:Vega 1[disputed]
7-digit IMO no.:8516756
Port of abandonment:Tuapse, Russia
Abandonment date:November 2019
Notification date:30 March 2020
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:Non-governmental Organization (ISWAN)
No. of Seafarers:9
Nationalities:Georgia(1); India(5); Turkey(3)
Circumstances:This case is not considered to be COVID-19 related.
Unpaid wages. Want repatriation.
The vessel has been detained by port state control of Tuapse port on Jan 28 2020 for many deficiencies including unpaid wages of almost 5 months.
Harbour master and port administration are providing water and food.
Actions taken:28 February 2020: Flag State informed

Contacted ITF, P&I Club and Indian Embassy in Moscow.
Suggested to file a complaint at and write to flag state and P&I Club.
Repatriation status:Repatriated
All seafarers have returned home.
Payment status:Payment Pending
Outstanding payment is USD 25,298.
Comments and Observations:Govt. of Panama (1 April 2020)
I am adding in copy Capt. Juan Maltez. He should be able to provide more information related to this Vessel.

Non-governmental Organization (1 September 2020)
All seafarers have returned home but they still owe wages for 4 months-21,600 USD

Govt. of Panama (31 December 2020)
With our intervention, 9 crewmember were repatriated (3 Turkish, 5 Indian and 1 Geordian), repatriated on August 3, 2020. The P&I Club proceed to cancel four months of salaries (USD$44,160.86)

Non-governmental Organization (15 January 2021)
Crew concern still remains same, this case is under trial and next date of court hearing was on 14th Jan.
There is no update regarding pending dues.

Non-governmental Organization (5 March 2021)
Crew concern still remains same, this case is under trial and date of hearing was on 14th Jan, after that lawyers are negotiating with owners regarding wages. Seafarers are at home.

Non-governmental Organization (10 June 2021)
Based on last message from seafarer on 4th June 2021, he hasn't heard back from lawyers about any development in the case. Crew had earlier returned home.

Govt. of Panama (14 July 2021)
From Panama Maritime Authority
Through email dated June 28. 2021, owner's legal attorney inform us that this week owner will proceed with the payment of outstanding wages payment for the sum of US$ 21,600.

Govt. of Panama (24 September 2021)
From Panama Maritime Authority and Law firm "GRATA International Rostov-on-Don"
We confirm receiving funds in amount of USD 9,105 to our account. We have already confirmed to PMA that there are no outstanding claims from our side against the vessel.

Non-governmental Organization (21 December 2021)
Based on last communication with seafarer on 18th November 2021, all crew have been paid pending wages, but only he has outstanding wages of 500 USD.

Entered: Thursday - 10 December 2020 at 18:29:19
Last updated: Saturday - 8 January 2022 at 05:37:53
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