|Abandonment ID:|| 00636|
|Ship name:||Monarch Princess[disputed]|
|7-digit IMO no.:||7725374|
|Port of abandonment:||Fort Pierce, Florida|
|Abandonment date:||6 April 2022|
|Notification date:||11 April 2022|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||ITF|
|No. of Seafarers:||5|
|Circumstances:||P&I : Unknown, previous policy believed non renewed|
Crew reports that there is not enough food onboard to feed
them beyond 7 April, owner was contacted with no response.
Crew have also not received March and February wages.
Crew have attempted to contact owner multiple times about
terminating employment and returning home since 28 March
with no response
|Actions taken:||6 April 2022: Flag State informed|
Notified flag state, working to provide short term food stores to crew.
|Comments and Observations:||International Maritime Organisation (25 April 2022)|
The new vessel is the following Ro/Ro Cargo Ship ‘MONARCH PRINCESS’, IMO Number 7725374, Flag: Saint Kitts and Nevis since 1/04/2021 on IMO GISIS (not Vanuatu as reported), registered owner/manager in United States.
Other (26 April 2022)
Comments from IHS Markit
We are still showing vessel MONARCH PRINCESS, IMO 7725374, under flag of St Kitts & Nevis, under ownership of Monarch Shipping Co Ltd. Vessel registered 19th April 2021.
Have checked the monthly feeds we get from St Kitts & Nevis and there is no report of vessel being deleted from the flag. Last list we received from St Kitts & Nevis was dated 7th April 2022.
By coincidence, on the same date (19th April 2021) another vessel by the name of MONARCH COUNTESS, IMO 7500736, was also registered under St Kitts & Nevis flag. Same owner as the MONARCH PRINCESS.
ITF (30 November 2022)
Vessel remains abandoned by owners with crew debts outstanding, crew were repatriated in April 2022. Sale of the vessel has fallen through multiple times and arrest by a third party is likely imminent as the paperwork for same has been filed.