|Abandonment ID:|| 00477|
|Nombre del buque:||Oriental Dragon|
|Puerto de abandono:||Penang, Malaysia|
|Fecha de abandono:||13 Julio 2020|
|Fecha de notificación:||23 Octubre 2020|
|Reporting Member Govt. or Org.:||Fed. Int. de los Trabajadores del Trasporte (ITF)|
|No. de marinos:||243|
|Nacionalidades:||China (117); Myanmar(119); Malasia(1); Ucrania(6)|
The seafarers have not been paid since March 2020. Contracts of almost all seafarers have expired already and no one is having effective contract in the next month. The owner, Hopewin Shipmanagement Co Ltd in Hong Kong promised seafarers in last August that they would pay salaries of March, April, May, June and July in September but the promise has not been fulfilled yet, and seafarers have been abandoned by the company.
|Acciones tomadas:||21 Octubre 2020: Flag State informed|
Reported this case to Panama Maritime Authority on 21-Oct-2020 and a response was delivered by Chief of MLC Section in the next day noting that the complaint was sent to General Directorate of Seafarers according to the circular MMC 264 regarding on board complaint procedures. An additional audit would be conducted by the recognized organization, and the Flag, General Directorate of Merchant Marine, would carry out and safety inspection.
|Estado de la repatriación:||Repatriation pending|
243 seafarers are awaiting repatriation.
|Estado del pago:||Payment Pending|
7 months outstanding.
|Comentarios y observaciones:||Panamá (9 Noviembre 2020)|
On October 23, 2020, this Administration received a labor complaint against the vessel based on the abandonment of 243 seafarers, with pending salaries (since March 2020) and pending repatriation. We proceeded according the regular procedure by contacting the Registered Owner, Operator and/or Local Resident Agents, regarding the labour complaint filed, and looking to obtain a promptly clarification and solution of the situation denounced.