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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, the ITF Seafarers' Support team 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, and you think 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
Vessel Name IMO Flag Port Country Owed Wages Seafarers Nationalities Reported to ITF Sort ascending Status
GREEN LAND 9246449 St. Kitts & Nevis Singapore Singapore 2 months 28 Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka Open
BLACK 9011985 Comoros Sansun Turkiye 2 months 9 Azerbaijan, India, Russia, Turkiye Open
FLORIAN 9046590 St. Kitts & Nevis Benghazi Libya 5.5 months 6 Indian Open
BOSS 7 9143312 Tanzania Sudan Sudan 3 months 25 Egypt, India, Syria, Yemen Open
MASK 9116321 Panama Bandar Imam Khomeini Iran 3 months 23 Egypt, Syria Open
SAGAR VIJAY 8401183 India Mumbai India 3 months 115 India Open
INAYAH THE EXPLORER 9141649 Tanzania São Luis Brazil 4 months 11 Georgia, India, Myanmar, Philippines Open
DEBBIE 9128415 Sierra Leone Ashdod Israel 4 months 17 India Open
ZULU AJ 8315449 Tanzania Santo Domingo Dominican Republic 4 months 7 Cuba Open
ALPIT 9563079 Palau Male Maldives 2 monthd 9 India, Myanmar Open
LOW CARBON 9132404 Korea Penang Malaysia 2 months 9 Myanmar Open
ANNA I 9175016 Tanzania Amuay Venezuela 2 months 10 Panama, Venezuela Open
OCEANLEC 322 9506954 Panama Khalid Sharjah UAE 4 months 10 India, Myanmar Open
RD 1 8360688 Tanzania Hodeidah Yemen 3 months 10 India Open
C3 MAGNAR 9050620 Panama Trogir Croatia 4 months 6 Croatia, Montenegro Open
JARDO 6813370 Croatia Trogir Croatia 4 months 6 Croatia Open
APOLLO 1011941 Cayman Islands Sibenik Croatia 8 months 7 Russia, Ukraine Open
SEA CARE 1 8202850 St. Kitts & Nevis Sharjah UAE 5 months 8 Bangladesh, India Open
KING 2 9071167 Comoros Djibouti Djibouti 5 months 20 India, Syria Open
NOVA 1 8408789 Comoros Alexandria Egypt 5 months 16 Syria Open
EAGLE 9486104 Palau Port Rashid UAE 3 months 14 India, Iran Open
HADI 24 9524138 Bahrain Jubail Saudi Arabia 4 months 15 Egypt, Georgia, India, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Ukraine Open
FATMA EYLUL 9297917 Belize Ambarli Türkiye 4 months 12 India Open
HADI 34 8315449 Bahrain Dubai UAE 6 months 3 Egypt, Sri Lanka Open
PROSPERITY 8864335 Mongolia Kaohsiung Taiwan 5 months 8 China. Myanmar Open
HADI 54 9760964 Bahrain Ras Tanura Saudi Arabia 3 months 9 India, Indonesia, Tanzania Open
HADI 44 9690743 Bahrain Zuluf Saudi Arabia 3 months 16 Egypt, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania Open
MED SEA EAGLE 8356443 Panama 4 months 13 India, Indonesia Open
HADI 22 9392303 Bahrain Tanaqib Saudi Arabia 3 months 15 Egypt, India, Jordan Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Ukraine Open
HADI 27 9463827 Bahrain Tanaqib Saudi Arabia 3 months 22 Azerbaijan, Egypt, India, Jordan, Myanmar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania Open
HADI 42 9662253 Bahrain Safaniya Saudi Arabia 3 months 13 Azerbaijan (1), Egypt, India, Jordan, Tanzania Open
OCEAN CITRINE 9626481 India Mumbai India 2 months 15 India Open
OCEAN SNIPER 8714138 Kenya Mombasa Kenya 5 months 6 Indonesia Open
BLACK LEOPARD 9367097 Palau Dubai UAE 3 months 14 India, Iran Open
HADI 21 9392298 Bahrain Ras Tanura Saudi Arabia 4 months 15 Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania Open
BAY 10 9162760 Tanzania Suez Egypt 9 months 18 Egypt, India, Syria Open
HADI 41 9684926 Bahrain Ras Tanura Saudi Arabia 4 months 13 Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Russia, Tanzania Open
OCEAN EAGLE 8714059 Kenya Mombasa Kenya 5 months 7 Indonesia Open
LAMAR 9124201 Comoros Hudaydah Yemen 6 months 20 Egypt, India, Syria Open
OCEANIC 5000 9559145 Barbados Assaluyah Iran 4 months 51 India, Indonesia, Iran, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Ukraine Open
ALRAQEEM 7803229 Comoros Mersin Türkiye 6 months 13 Syria Open
ABSOLUTE 9561215 Palau Mina Saqr UAE 3 months 7 Myanmar Open
MED STAR 8604345 Morocco Gibraltar 2 months 43 Morocco Open
DINA QUEEN 8812954 Comoros Tewfiq Egypt 4 months 15 Egypt, Syria Open
FATMA EYLUL 9297917 Belize Istanbul Türkiye 2 months 10 Azerbaijan, Türkiye Open
RAHIMA Tuticorin St. Kitts & Nevis Tuticorin India 7 months 7 India, Sri Lanka Open
HADI 37 9588110 Bahrain Ras Tanura Saudi Arabia 5 months 16 Egypt, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka Open
HIMS 5 9821562 Saudi Arabia Ras Al Khair Saudi Arabia 5 months 23 Azerbaijan, Egypt, Ghana, India, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania Open
ACCOMPLICE 9164079 Palau Male Maldives 6 months 9 India Open
ANTALYA 7615232 Sao Tome & Principe FALSE tRIPOLI Lebanon 8 months 10 Syria Open
PRINCE 4 8512865 Comoros Djibouti Djibouti 9 months 22 Egypt, India, Syria Open
SUNSHINE 1 7027502 United Arab Emirates Hamriya UAE 10 months 12 Egypt, India Open
PROFESOR MIKHAYLO ALEKANDROV 9121118 Unknown Las Palmas Spain 5 months 3 Ukraine Open
HADI 52 9511894 Bahrain Jubail Saudi Arabia 6 months 6 Egypt, India, Indonesia Open
YOUSSEF BEY 9124029 Belize Damietta Egypt 2 months 15 Egypt, India, Syria Open
MICHI 9516636 Palau Colombo Sri Lanka 6 months 9 India, Myanmar Open
WESTSEA GAIL 9550905 Australia Dubai UAE 7 months 4 India Open
ANATOLIAN 9005869 Comoros Uniye Anchorage Türkiye 10 months 13 Azerbaijan, Egypt, India, Türkiye Open
TANYA 9153135 St. Kitts & Nevis Bandar Abbas Iran 5 months 13 India Open
OSCAR 8213445 Comoros Hamriya UAE 5 months 10 India, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria Open
AMBAR 9548770 Palau Mumbai India 3 months 10 India, Indonesia, Myanmar Open
GAS ATHENA 9267950 Panama Khor Fakkan UAE 8 months 16 Philippines, Ukraine Open
NATALIA VICTORIA 7942726 United States of America Westport (WA) USA 3 months 4 Philippines, USA Open
SVETLANA M 8969654 United States of America Westport (WA) USA 3 months 1 Philippines Open
MEED SEA EAGLE 8356443 St. Kitts & Nevis Khor Fakkan UAE 5 months 11 Azerbajian, India, Russia Open
DANYA S 9204300 United States of America Westport (WA) USA 3 months 5 Philippines, USA Open
CHARLOTTE M 8781105 United States of America Westport (WA) USA 3 months 4 Philippines, USA Open
PINK 9631149 San Marino Istanbul Türkiye 5 months 11 India, Ukraine Open
PURAVALAN 1 9072989 Palau Male Maldives tbc 7 India, Sri Lanka Open
CHUANG SHI 8545654 Unknown Kaohsiung Taiwan 4 months 3 Myanmar Open
PLUTUS 9132519 Palau Santo Domingo Dominican Republic 2.5 months 23 Azerbaijan, Georgia, Türkiye, Ukraine Open
MED SEA FOX 9376189 St. Kitts & Nevis Salalah Oman 3 months 12 India, Ukraine Open
AMBAR 9548770 Palau Jawaharlal India 3 months 10 India, Indonesia Open
MED SEA LION 9350331 St. Kitts & Nevi Georgetown Guyana tbc 12 India Open
PSD 104 9191802 Tanzania Durban South Africa tbc 8 India, Pakistan Open
AL NADER 7027502 United Arab Emirates Dubai UAE 6 months 10 Egypt, India, Indonesia Open
HADI 51 9619581 Bahrain Jeddah Saudi Arabia 3 months 10 India, Indonesia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania Open
PRINCESS JESSICA 8912467 Unknown Dakar Senegal 18 months 4 Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Nigeria Open
YU LIN 8844218 Cameroon Sudan Sudan 16 montths 12 India, Russia, Ukraine Open
ARIANA 9500132 Panama Bandar Abbas Iran 4 months 21 Yemen Open
MIAMI 8119259 Iran Khorramshahr Iran 16 months 11 Eritrea, India, Iran Open
ARUN 5 8732001 Unknown Kharg Island Iran 10 months 9 Iran, Pakistan Open
OCEAN TRADER 9056739 Comoros Jebel Ali UAE 9 months 14 India 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 Cameroon, Lebanon, Nigeria, Syria Open
SEDRATA 9557795 Algeria Antwerp Belgium 2 months 16 Algeria Open
OCEAN EXPLORER 9303637 Panama Mumbai India 5 months 19 Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Syria, Tanzania Open
KONYUI Cameroon Dakar Senegal 7 months 9 Ghana, Guinea, Iran, Sierra Leone, Ukraine Open
AL WAKRA 7715991 Tanzania Khalid Port UAE $72,000 14 India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria Open
CUTETA 8605935 Angola Dakar Senegal 12 months 35 Guinea Bissau, Angola, Cape Verde, Cuba Open
TIMGAD 9697337 Algeria Ghent Belgium tbc 20 Algeria Open
SAEB 9415387 Panama Lengeh Iran $85,500 13 Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tanzania Open
SHETAB 9208019 Iran Kish Iran 10 months 7 Ethiopia, India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka Open
SAI ARAMBH 9115456 India Colombo Sri Lanka tbc 19 India Open