|Abandonment ID:|| 00059|
|Ship name:||[Widad 2 - fishing vessel - resolved]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||8607335|
|Port of abandonment:||Huelva (Spain)|
|Abandonment date:||27 October 2007|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||5|
|Nationalities:||Russian Federation(2); Ukraine(3)|
|Circumstances:||Owed Wages since June 2006, crew not receiving sufficient food and water from the shipowner or their agent, since 18.10.2007, food was eventually provided by the Red Cross. Vessel arrested on January 2006 by the previous Russian shipowner and by local agent.|
|Actions taken:||11 December 2007: Other|
ITF Inspector was able to help 2 crew members to recover their outstanding wages and be repatriated. Communication with the remaining crew was hampered due to them being afraid to speak with the inspector. Discussions are ongoing with the former owner┐s lawyer.
|Repatriation status:||11 December 2007: Other|
10 crew members remain on board the two vessels (Widad 2 and Widad 3).
|Payment status:||11 December 2007: Other|
Details not available.
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (15 May 2017)|
Understand the crew were eventually paid. Vessels now trading under a different name and flag