|Abandonment ID:|| 00445|
|7-digit IMO no.:||9165695|
|Port of abandonment:||Jebel Ali, UAE|
|Abandonment date:||25 May 2020|
|Notification date:||20 July 2020|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||19|
|Nationalities:||Russian Federation(1); Ukraine(18)|
This case can be related to COVID-19.
Crew were paid for March, April and May, but unpaid for June.
Several crew working with expired contracts and have asked to be repatriated, but have been unable to leave the vessel.
|Actions taken:||25 May 2020: Flag State informed|
Owners/operators/managers and Port State contacted.
|Repatriation status:||Repatriation pending|
17 crew remain on the vessel and desire repatriation.
|Payment status:||Payment Pending|
Unpaid wage for June.
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (20 July 2020)|
This case can be raising a problem of the current pandemic as crew remain on board despite a request for repatriation and expired contracts.
ITF (19 October 2020)
Crew were paid for March, April and May.
Crew wanted to disembark but informed that it was not possible.
Subsequently, the vessel has been arrested in Greece, with only 2 of the original crew members on board. Resolved.