|Abandonment ID:|| 00616|
|Ship name:||PSD 2 [disputed]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||8319615|
|Port of abandonment:||Durban, South Africa|
|Abandonment date:||14 January 2022|
|Notification date:||17 January 2022|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||2|
|Circumstances:||Vessel has been in the port of Durban for several years. The previous crew were repatriated, after which 2 seafarers were put on board to watch over the vessel.|
The 2 seafarers are owed 4 months wages and they report that they have no electricity, no toilet and no bathroom. They are also very low on food or water and about to run out of fuel
|Actions taken:||Flag State informed|
Owners, Flag State and Port State contacted, ITF sending funds for provisions through the local mission to seafarers
|Repatriation status:||17 January 2022: Repatriation pending|
Both seafarers wish to be repatriated
21 February 2022: Repatriation pending
The owner has offered the crew to accept 2 months wages and repatriation, which has been accepted because of 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 (Chief Officer received $1728) but have not yet received their flight tickets.
Replacement crew are on their way to the vessel from Mumbai.
|Payment status:||17 January 2022: Payment Pending|
|Comments and Observations:||ITF (17 January 2022)|
The owner of this vessel also owns the PSD 104 which is currently also abandoned in Durban.
ITF (10 February 2022)
Vessel has been arrested by the crew with legal assistance from the ITF.
Working with the local Mission to Seafarers and SAMSA the ITF has provided funds for provisions and a generator to provide electricity. 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 PSD 104 which is also abandoned in Durban.
ITF (22 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, water and fuel provided by the ITF. The vessel is currently unmanned.
The two crew on board have now been repatriated.
The Iranian owner also owns the PSD 104, also in Durban and abandoned.