|Abandonment ID:|| 00486|
|Ship name:||Sultan Bey[disputed]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||9437799|
|Port of abandonment:||Ravenna, Italy|
|Abandonment date:||30 June 2020|
|Notification date:||18 November 2020|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||14|
|Nationalities:||Azerbaijan(11); Turkey(1); Ukraine(2)|
|Circumstances:||P&I: ABSOLUTE INSURANCE LTD, MOSCOW|
The vessel is part of the PALMALI fleet. The vessel was stopped by Ravenna’s PSC for MLC deficiency including salary not paid, lower than min ILO standards and contract longest than 12 months in some cases. After several attempts ITF convinced the crew to move the case to a court. Part of the salaries have been paid by the owner (4 months each)
|Actions taken:||23 June 2020: Flag State informed|
All seafarers repatriated by the local Welfare Committee.
|Payment status:||Partially paid|
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (18 November 2020)|
This vessel is part of the PALMALI SHIPPING & AGENCY company, which has a number of abandoned vessels around the world.
ITF (9 December 2020)
Application to arrest the vessel made on 21st October 2020.
No crew on board, all crew repatriated on 23rd October 2020.
Govt. of Italy (11 December 2020)
From Embassy of Italy
The Maltese flag Sultan Bey, managed by Palmali Shipping & Agency, arrived in the port of Ravenna on 16 July 2020 with 14 seamen on board.
The crew was repatriated on 23 and 24 October at the expense of the "Seafarers' Welfare Committee" of Ravenna for a total of € 10,937.60 (the financial security provided for by the MLC 2006 was not activated). In the absence of a response to the numerous letters sent to the flag State, it was not possible to prove the validity and/or falsity of the insurance.
The ship is still subject to the following sequestration measures:
• 300,000 euros for crew salaries
• 130 thousand euros for the bunker
• 190 thousand euros for cargo damage.
ITF (5 March 2021)
All crew have been repatriated but have received none of the outstanding wages. The next court date is yet to be set.