|Abandonment ID:|| 00491|
|7-digit IMO no.:||8322844|
|Port of abandonment:||Mombasa, Kenya|
|Abandonment date:||October 2019|
|Notification date:||18 December 2020|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||18|
|Nationalities:||Syrian Arab Republic(18)|
The ship is currently detained in Mombasa and the crew have not received their wages for almost 2 years.
There are severe shortages of food and water, and a number of the crew have fallen ill several times.
|Actions taken:||5 August 2020: Flag State informed|
September 2020: Other
The case has been filed in the admiralty court in Mombasa Law Courts by the crew through the support of Seafarers Union of Kenya and ITF Inspector’s office in Mombasa in September 2020.
Preliminary orders were issued by the court to arrest the ship. Further orders were again issued by the same court to sell the ship and use the proceedings from the sale to pay all the outstanding wages to the crew.
|Repatriation status:||Repatriation pending|
The ship is yet to be sold. The crew will be repatriated after the vessel has been sold and they have received their outstanding wages.
|Payment status:||Payment Pending|
Up to end of September 2020, the crew are demanding $US303,590 in wages excluding October, November and December 2020.
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (10 August 2021)|
After spending 21 months on board the 18 crew have all now been repatriated. After lengthy court proceedings, the ship has been sold for scrap and the crew have been paid US$ 242,872 from the proceeds (representing the period from November 2019 to August 2020). Resolved.