|Abandonment ID:|| 00565|
|Ship name:||AG Mars|
|7-digit IMO no.:||9337315|
|Port of abandonment:||Karachi, Pakistan|
|Abandonment date:||16 August 2021|
|Notification date:||26 August 2021|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF (and Liberia)|
|No. of Seafarers:||23|
|Circumstances:||P&I: West of England|
Unpaid wages for June and July (August very soon).
9 crew with expired contracts.
Crew with medical issues that require attention and repatriation.
|Actions taken:||18 August 2021: Other|
The Liberian flag Administration received notification from ITF and immediately informed both Shipowner and P&I club for action.
20 August 2021: Other
The Liberian flag Administration received advise from P&I club that May and June 2021 wages paid, and that July 2021 wages will be paid.
23 August 2021: Flag State informed
24 August 2021: Other
The Liberian flag administration received an update from the Shipowner to advise seafarers who requires medical attention were checked by a Doctor. Wages for July and August will be paid on September 2021. The repatriation of seafarers are scheduled for September at the port of Karachi.
16 May 2022: Other
The government of Liberia sent the comments.
On September 3, 2021, the Administration sent a follow up
communication to West of England (Hellas) Limited P and I club for update on the payment of crew wages for July and August and their subsequent repatriation.
On September 6, 2021, the Administration received an update from the P and I club that the crew June/July wages were paid and were being disembarked for repatriation.
On September 6, 2021, the Administration received an update from ITF confirming that the crew have been disembarked from the vessel and checked into the hotel. He also confirmed that they have received June/July wages. However, the crew were looking forward to August and days of September pay without deductions.
On September 8, 2021, the Administration received an update from the P and I club confirming that crew wages were paid for June, July and August accordingly and all crew were disembarked/repatriated on September 6, 2021
Flag State Contacted.
P&I Club - West of England Contacted.
|Repatriation status:||16 May 2022: Repatriated|
All seafarers who were due for repatriation successfully repatriated in Fujairah Port UAE as of September 6, 2021
9 crew awaiting repatriation.
|Payment status:||16 May 2022: Paid|
Wages settled by the owner.
|Comments and Observations:||Govt. of Liberia (3 September 2021)|
From Director of Marine Investigations
The P and I club was also involved, where they reported to us that May and June wages have been paid, and we are now following up on the July and August wages.
We will provide updates on the payment of owed wages As for the medical assistance, we were advised that a Doctor from Fujairah Port medical center boarded the vessel on 18-Aug-2021 at anchorage, treated, and prescribed medication to the seafarers who requires assistance.
As for the repatriation, the shipowner advises that the process of relief of CE, 2E, 3E are already underway for Port Karachi. The new Engineers will be signing on the vessel in Karachi , when the vessel berths as per schedule and the Old Crew will Sign off from Karachi and be repatriated to their home. For the rest 0f the crew the plan is , that after discharge Karachi the vessel will be brought to INDIA , only for the crew change and as per government formalities, the crew change will be carried out
Other (10 September 2021)
From International Group of P&I Clubs
I have contacted West of England P&I who have informed me that the crew received their full wages for June and July 2021. Furthermore, all crew were repatriated on 6 September. The Club has informed me that ITF and Liberia have been notified and confirmed the repatriation.
The Club is currently waiting for the owners to provide proof of payment for the crew wages relating to August and partial payment of September wages and these will be sent through once the Club has received them.
Govt. of Liberia (16 May 2022)
Government of Liberia commented that this was resolved.