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Seafarer Abandonment

Every year, the ITF and its affiliates deal with a number of cases of ‘abandonment’, where a shipowner ‘abandons’ their responsibilities for the ship and its crew.

The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC) states that abandonment occurs when a shipowner;

  • fails to cover the cost of the seafarer’s repatriation; or
  • has left the seafarer without the necessary maintenance and support; or
  • has otherwise unilaterally severed their ties with the seafarer including failure to pay contractual wages for a period of at least two months’

When this happens, ITF Seafarer Support and our team of Inspectors will try their best to repatriate the crew and recover any outstanding wages.

All of the cases listed here have been reported to the International Labour Organization’s Abandonment of Seafarers database which provides further details, and also provides information on cases reported by governments and other organisations.

Get in touch about abandonment:

  • If you’re a seafarer who thinks your ship may have been abandoned, you should contact ITF Seafarer Support
  • If you’re a journalist interested in learning more about one or several of these abandonment cases, please contact the ITF’s media team

Note: The Resolved cases listed below will be periodically removed to ensure that it remains manageable 

Vessel Name IMO Flag Port Country Owed Wages Seafarers Nationalities Reported to ITF Sort ascending Status
GOLDY SEVEN 9135731 Antigua & Barbuda Papendrecht Netherlands 5 months 4 Croatia Open
GUARDIANS 9165451 Panama Freetown Sierra Leone 2 months 12 India, Myanmar Open
A M AMBAR 9548770 Panama Mumbai India 3 months 10 India Open
C MASTER 9313515 Panama Asaluyah Iran 3 months 51 Croatia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Spain Open
OSCAR 8213445 Comoros Um Al Quwain UAE 3 years 10 India, Pakistan, Sudan, Syria Open
ECHO STAR 9134294 Belize Sharjah UAE 3 months 26 India, Philippines, Ukraine Open
SIAM 8637031 St. Kitts & Nevis Mersa Teklay Eritrea 2 months 28 India, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Yemen Open
BADR 9356426 Libya Burgas anchorage Bulgaria 5 months 15 Ukraine Open
BADER III 7504598 Panama Puerto Cabello Venezuela 3 months 73 Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan, Philippines Open
ANTARCTIC DREAM 5278432 St Kitts & Nevis Maldives 2 months 20 Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka Open
ARASH 10 5112482 Iran Bandar Abbas Iran 3 months 6 India, Iran Open
ZIRIS 9804162 St. vincent & the Grenadines Asaluyah Iran 3 months 7 Eritrea, India, Indonesia, Syris Open
MORAYO 9725926 United Arab Emirates Al Hamriya UAE 4 months 8 Indonesia, Ukraine Open
OCEAN TRADER 9056739 Comoros Jebel Ali UAE 9 months 14 India Open
NIBA 9046784 Panama Khor Fakkan UAE 4 months 24 Azerbaijan, Philippines, Ukraine Open
OCEAN CENTURY 9435650 St. Kitts & Nevis Sharjah UAE 4 months 10 India, Indonesia Open
OCEAN FLUORITE 9345051 St Kitts & Nevis Sharjah anchorage UAE 3 months 1 Indian Open
MURU 4542874 Djibouti Sharjah UAE 2 months 7 Philippines Open
PRINCESS MIRAL 9016727 Belize Off New Mangalore India 2 months 15 Syria Open
BGMS PRIDE 9733129 Marshall Islands Damman Saudi Arabia 4 months 11 Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Ukraine Open
SAMED 9415375 Panama Assaluyeh Iran 5 months 10 Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Philippines Open
JEDDAH PALACE I 7721146 Unknown Jeddah Saudi Arabia 5 months 12 Sudan, Syria Open
ONDA 8912467 Guyana Dakar Senegal 7 months 4 Cameoon, Lebanon, Nigeia, Syria Open
EAST EXPRESS 8215754 Togo Misuarta Libya 12 months 12 India, Syria Open
AL HASSNA 6702272 Tanzania Port Hydob Sudan 9 months 11 Sudan Open
PSL TIGER 9153123 Tanzania Jelel Ali UAE 6 months 6 India Open
ARCHIMEDES 7610426 Angola Nouadhibou Mauritania 3 months 58 Russia, Ukraine Open
AZZA 9208473 Panama Sharjah anchorage UAE 4 months 19 Egypt, India, Montenegro, Pakistan Open
C3 RUBICON 9137856 Unknown Cagliari Italy 3 months 11 Croatia, Georgia, Montenegro Open
DENA 110 9003407 Iran Kish Iran 8 months 5 India, Iran Open
HL HANNA 9252826 Panama Bandar Abbas Iran 16 months 16 Iran Open
MANTRA 8708660 Bahamas Balboa Anchorage Panama 2 months 19 Colombia, Georgia, India, Panama, Philippines, Ukraine Open
GLOBAL HAWK 9422859 Cook Islands Suakin Sudan 2 months 12 India Open
SEDRATA 9557795 Algeria Antwerp Belgium 2 months 16 Algeria Open
HUNTER 8721155 Belize Las Palmas Spain tbc 22 Russian, Ukraine Open
MERMAID 9330020 St Kitts & Nevis Al Hamriyah UAE 3 months 20 Georgia, India, Russia, Ukraine Open
SEA SAPPHIRE Tanzania Sharjah UAE 10 months 5 India, Philippines Open
OCEAN EXPLORER 9303637 Panama Mumbai India 5 months 19 Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Syria, Tanzania Open
NOVA CALEDONIA 8518807 Congo Novadhibou Mauritania 2 months 20 Congo, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Ukraine Open
KUBILAI KHAN 8913722 Congo Boma Congo 2 months 14 Estonia, Philippines, Russia, Ukraine Open
EMIRATES WESTERN 2000 7321647 St Kitts & Nevis Suez Egypt 4 months 11 Egypt, Philippines Open
KONYUI Cameroon Dakar Senegal 7 months 9 Ghana, Guiena, Iran, Sierra Leone, Ukraine Open
ASB DARYA 9810575 Iran Bushehr Iran 5 months 6 India, Iran Open
HILMI K 8101628 St Vincent & The Grenadines Martas Port Turkey 1 month 10 Pakistan, Philippines Open
AL WAKRA 7715991 Tanzania Khalid Port UAE 5 months 14 India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria Open
CUTETA 8605935 Angola Dakar Senegal 12 months 35 Guinea Bissau, Angola, Cape Verde, Cuba Open
MWANI QATAR 4 9105011 Qatar Doha Qatar 4 months 7 Bangladesh, Pakistan, Syria Open
BGMS CRYSTAL 9715062 Marshall Islands Hamriyah Free Zone UAE 5 months 14 Egypt, India, Indonesia, Russia, Ukraine Open
Al MAHA 9053816 Palau Sohar OLP anchorage Oman 3 months 14 India, Ukriane Open
GAS ROMA 9046784 Panama Khor Fakkan UAE 3 months 25 Latvia, Philippines, Russia, Ukraine Open
TIMGAD 9697337 Algeria Ghent Belgium tbc 20 Algeria Open
AG MARS 9337315 Liberia Karachi Pakistan 3 months 23 India Open
SERRANO 9167083 Togo Jebel Ali UAE 3 months 19 Egypt Open
GREEN HILL 9551856 St. Kitts & Nevis Bushehr Iran 18 months 15 Azerbijan, Ethiopia, India Open
SAEB 9415387 Panama Lengeh Iran $85,500 13 Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Phillipines, Sri Lanka, Tanzania Open
HADI 27 9463827 Bahrain Port Tanagih Saudi Arabia $132,000 16 Egypt, India, Sri Lanka, Russia, Ukraine Open
TAKAVAR 5 7378169 Iran Bandar Iman Khomeini Iran 12 months 4 Iran, Pakistan Open
GAS AMAZON 9038763 Panama Khor Fakkan UAE $226,000 17 Ukraine Open
STERLING 8413174 St Kitts & Nevis Khor Fakkan UAE $21,200 2 Indonesia, Sri Lanka Open
SHETAB 9208019 Iran Kish Iran 10 months 7 Ethiopia, India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka Open
ALI BEY 9070515 Panama Constanta Romania $256,010 12 Syria Open
YU HAI DA 8347882 China Taipei Taiwan $280,000 4 Myanmar Open
SAI ARAMBH 9115456 India Colombo Sri Lanka tbc 19 India Open