|Abandonment ID:|| 00608|
|Ship name:||PSD 104[disputed]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||9191802|
|Port of abandonment:||Durban, South Africa|
|Abandonment date:||3 January 2022|
|Notification date:||7 January 2022|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||10|
|Nationalities:||India(9); Iran, Islamic Republic of(1)|
|Circumstances:||P&I: Taavon Insurance Company|
Anchor Handling Tug Supply.
Registered owner: MASTSHIPPING LDA in Portugal, operator/manager: Mauritius.
Vessel abandoned in Durban, South Africa on 3 January 2022, having on board 10 seafarers from India (9) and Iran (Islamic Republic of,)(1), who have more than 4 months owed wages. Prior to 5 January 2022 they spent two months at anchor where they had to eat mostly rice every day.
Crew have more than 4 months owed wages. Prior to 5th January they spent two months at anchor where they had to eat mostly rice every day.
|Actions taken:||6 January 2022: Flag State informed|
Have contacted the owner, flag state, P&I club and South African maritime authorities. Have also asked a local contact to visit the vessel to check on crew wellbeing.
|Repatriation status:||Repatriation pending|
All crew want repatriation.
|Payment status:||21 February 2022: Partially paid|
The owner has offered the crew to accept 2 months wages and repatriation, which has been accepted because the stress of waiting and not being able to provide for their families. The ITF advised against this action.
The crew have received their 2 months wages and will disembark the vessel on 22nd February 2022
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (7 January 2022)|
The owner of this vessel also owns the PSD2 which has reportedly been in Durban port for 4 years.
International Maritime Organisation (3 February 2022)
According to the procedures governing the joint ILO/IMO Database o Abandonment of Seafarers, ILO sends reports regarding new cases directly for verification to IMO, and we then check the information given on the IMO number, flag, type of vessel, company, and registered owner. Please find herewith attached information, that is also publicly available on both IMO GISIS and EQUASIS, which identifies as the operator/manager: Bourbon Offshore Greenmar Ltd, as here below:
Bourbon Offshore Greenmar Ltd (effective 2005-10-01)
IMO Company Number: 5161504
Nationality of registration: Mauritius
Address: Block 16, Uniciti Office Park, Riviere Noire Road, Bambous, Mauritius.
Govt. of Mauritius (3 February 2022)
Regarding the new abandonment case of the PSD 104, it will be highly appreciated if IMO could kindly provide us with additional information, especially on the operator /manager which has been mentioned as Mauritius. This will help us produce further comments on the matter.
Govt. of Portugal (4 February 2022)
Our understanding is that Mastshipping Lda (IMO Company no 1986477) no longer owns “PSD 104” (IMO 9191802) since March 2021.
The certificate of registry issued in July last year by the Zanzibar Maritime Authority which was attached in your previous e-mail mentions that the registered owner is Quartet Solutions LLC (IMO Company no 6283117) from Oman.
IHS Maritime and GISIS records also have this information.
ITF (10 February 2022)
Vessel has been arrested by the crew with legal assistance from the ITF. A petition to sell the vessel has been made.
Working with the local Mission to Seafarers and SAMSA the ITF has provided funds for provisions and fuel. Between us we are also arranging for the seafarers to be vaccinated.
The owner continues to try and coerce the crew into accepting less than they are entitled to.
The owner of this vessel also owns the PSD2 which is also abandoned in Durban.
ITF (23 March 2022)
The vessel remains arrested and the Iranian owner continues to refuse to pay the costs of the arrest, port dues and the reimbursement of the food and water provided by the ITF. The vessel is currently unmanned.
The ten crew on board have now been repatriated.
The Iranian owner also owns the PSD2, also in Durban and abandoned.