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Nereus

IMO9160308


Abandonment ID: 00443
Ship name:Nereus
Flag:Panama
7-digit IMO no.:9160308
Port of abandonment:Dubai, UAE
Abandonment date:January 2020
Notification date:20 July 2020
Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:ITF
No. of Seafarers:14
Nationalities:Sri Lanka(14)
Circumstances:P&I: Unknown
The crew have been denied access to any documents relating to financial security and it is unclear whether a policy is in place.

Crew are unpaid for 6 months while the vessel is undergoing repairs and awaiting sale.
Crew have reported that some members have been on board for 14 months.
Actions taken:10 July 2020: Flag State informed

Other
Owners/managers and maritime authorities contacted.
Repatriation status:Repatriation pending
Payment status:Payment Pending
Comments and Observations:Other (28 July 2020)
From agent (WHALES SHIPPING LINE LLC)

We would like to inform that MT NEREUS is currently staying at DMC, DUBAI since last one year under our agency and vessel owner was taking care of all the expenses since last December, unfortunately he failed to meet the vessel expenses including crew salary from Feb 2020 due to financial crisis and dry docking jobs were also got delayed.

We as an agent provided with all the necessities to the crew onboard including provisions and fresh water for safe stay of the crew and all the expenses till date is incurred from our own account.

The vessel owner has finally decided to sell the ship. It is decided between the existing and new owners that crew salary will be settled first by new owners from sale price and balance will be paid to the current owner of the vessel.

Considering the above facts, we believe that subject vessel crew complaint is expected to settle in two weeks' time and we confirm to update all the progress in this regard.

Govt. of Panama (28 July 2020)
Please be advised that this Administration received a labor complaint against the above mentioned vessel presented by ITF, based on the following: full crew from Sri Lanka and now we didnt get our salary from 6 months, most of crew are already finished contract and more than 14 months some crew Water also now we get only two buckets per day food also very less.

In this sense, we have proceeded in accordance with the ordinary procedure, seeking to obtain a prompt clarification and solution of the situation denounced. Additionally, please be informed that an administrative restriction have been imposed to the above mentioned vessel, in regard to the situation denounced.

Among the provided communication, the operators indicated the following:
With ref to our telecom, we would like to inform that MT NEREUS is currently staying at DMC, DUBAI since last one year under our agency and vessel owner was taking care of all the expenses since last December, unfortunately he failed to meet the vessel expenses including crew salary from Feb 2020 due to financial crisis and dry docking jobs were also got delayed.
We as an agent provided with all the necessities to the crew onboard including provisions and fresh water for safe stay of the crew and all the expenses till date is incurred from our own account.
The vessel owner has finally decided to sell the ship and accordingly M/S Musandam Shipping LLC has come forward to buy the vessel as per attached offer letter. It is decided between the existing and new owners that crew salary will be settled first by M/S Musandam Shipping LLC from sale price and balance will be paid to the current owner of the vessel.

Considering the above facts, we believe that subject vessel crew complaint is expected to settle in two weeks time and we confirm to update FTA all the progress in this regard...

 
Entered: Tuesday - 4 August 2020 at 17:42:34
Last updated: Friday - 14 August 2020 at 14:35:26
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