|Abandonment ID:|| 00454|
|Nombre del buque:||Onda|
|Puerto de abandono:||Douala, Cameroon|
|Fecha de abandono:||1 Marzo 2020|
|Fecha de notificación:||12 Octubre 2020|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||Fed. Int. de los Trabajadores del Trasporte (ITF)|
|No. de marinos:||4|
|Nacionalidades:||Camerún(3); Santo Tome y Principe(1)|
Vessel has been laid up since late January 2020 outside Douala, Cameroon.
7 crew on board, 4 of whom (2nd Engineer, Cook and 2 x AB) want their owed wages and to be repatriated. They have been on board ranging from 7-13 months and have owed wages ranging between 7-9 months. They complain that the owner is not providing consistent and regular provisions (they are collecting rainwater to drink and cooking on a wood fire on deck) and at the time of submitting this report, the last fuel they received was 12th July 2020. The vessel has no Classification Society listed or Financal Security provider
|Acciones tomadas:||24 Septiembre 2020: Flag State informed|
|Estado de la repatriación:||Repatriation pending|
|Estado del pago:||Payment Pending|
7-9 months US$11,500
|Comentarios y observaciones:||Fed. Int. de los Trabajadores del Trasporte (ITF) (12 Octubre 2020)|
Owner replied to Togo flag state that there is no crew on board only 4 persons who are watchmen and all are Cameroon local persons. The vessel is laid up and that on 02/10/2020 he will be in Doulala to prepare the vessel to sail.
Owner claims that the seafarers on board have no competence certificates or seamens books to sail the vessel, despite the fact that 3 of the crew sailed the vessel from Nigeria in December 2019. The crew have provided copies of their certificates and seamens books. Flag state have written to say that the owners will re-class the vessel and appoint financial security providers in due course, and that the owner will be in Douala on 2nd October to pay outstanding salaries, but they are not pushing the owner to resolve the lack of provisions, water and fuel. The owners representative met with local ITF affiliate representatives and the local Pastor and disputes the amount of owed wages. He has taken copies of relevant documentation and will return with his own calculation
Togo (3 Diciembre 2020)
Regarding the vessel M/V Onda, the Embassy would like to inform that according to a statement signed by the captain on behalf of the crew dated 4th November 2020, this vessel is at anchor at the port of Douala in Cameroon with 7 sailors on board since January 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to this declaration, during this period, the company SCTMT SARL, has reportedly been operating the ship, and the sailors would be well treated, they would be regularly given fuel, food, drinking waster and would receive advances on wages every month. However, this version of the captain remains to be verified.
Fed. Int. de los Trabajadores del Trasporte (ITF) (9 Diciembre 2020)
The supply of provisions from the owner is still very intermittent and the ITF has supplied the vessel twice. Negotiations with the owner are still ongoing.