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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 Sort descending Owed Wages Seafarers Nationalities Reported to ITF Status
FREEDOM 8943533 Togo Bejaia Algeria tbc 6 Ghana, Serbia, Togo, Ukraine Open
GIBRALTAR 8505678 Bahrain Hidd Bahrain tbc 18 Philippines, Russia Open
SRAKANE 8509703 Panama Santos Brazil tbc 15 Georgia, Montenegro, Ukraine Open
FRIO V 8216722 Cameroon Las Palmas Canary Islands tbc 17 Russia, Ukraine Open
NEW ORION 9250141 Cameroon Jiangyin China $330,000 9 Georgia, Russia, Ukraine Open
GS SPRING 9081382 St. Kitts & Nevis Ningbo China tbc 5 Myanmar Open
HUA JIAN 1 7908732 Togo Fuzhou China $115,000 11 Myanmar Open
ANGELIC POWER 9250189 Greece Guishan Anchorage China 5 months 15 Greece, Phillipines Open
NISSI COMMANDER I 8705333 Mongolia Santa Marta Colombia tbc 15 Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Panama, Peru Open
KAYKAY 1 8108949 Bolivia San Pedro de Macoris Dominican Republic $63,233 18 Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras Open
MELIMASS 9135482 Cook Islands Suez Egypt $244,460 22 India, Syria Resolved
KENEN MATE 8701935 Panama Adabiya Egypt tbc 25 Georgia, India, Russia, Syria, Ukraine Open
AMAN 9215517 Bahrain Suez Egypt tbc 16 Egypt, India, Syria Open
PRESIDENT 8410665 Panama Georgetown Guyana 3 months 15 Venezuela Open
SAEB 9415387 Panama Lengeh Iran $85,500 13 Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Phillipines, Sri Lanka, Tanzania Open
SAMED 9415375 Panama Lengeh Iran $83,521 15 Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Phillipines, Sri Lanka, Tanzania Open
ULA 8102414 Palau Asaluyeh Iran tbc 20 Bangladesh, Georgia, India, Turkey Open
RAHA 8514497 Tanzania Buscher Iran tbc 4 Indian, Iran Open
SHAHIN KISH 9828168 Iran Bandar Abbas Iran tbc 7 Indian, Iran Open
SEA GLORIA 9005053 Panama Asaluyah Iran 3 months 22 Azerbaijan, Ukraine Open
BELLA 8319964 Cameroon Messina Italy $51,830 6 Russia, Ukraine Open
GENERAL SHIKLINSKY 9437775 Malta Oristano Italy $222,000 14 Azerbaijan Open
KHOSROV BEY 9437347 Malta Oristano Italy $263,000 15 Azerbaijan, Turkey, Ukraine Open
ASSO 6 7946875 Togo Palermo Italy $50,000 9 Ukraine Open
SULTAN BEY 9437799 Malta Ravenna Italy €240,000 14 Azerbaijan, Turkey, Ukraine Open
GOBUSTAN 9575321 Malta Ravenna Italy $208,060 13 Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine Open
CHENG LU 1 9373151 Panama Yatsushiro Japan tbc 15 China, Myanmar Open
XIANG FU 8864933 Sierra Leone Gunsan Korea 4 months 10 China, Myanmar Open
CAPTAIN NAGDALIYEV 9575307 Malta Beirut Lebanon tbc 4 Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkey Open
ORIENTAL DRAGON 7125861 Panama Penang Malaysia tbc 243 China, Malaysia, Myanmar, Ukraine Open
VIET TIN 01 8508838 Vietnam Pasir Gudang Malaysia $91,800 13 Vietnam Open
MARVIN CONFIDENCE 9820295 Panama Rotterdam Netherlands 3 months 13 Russia, Ukraine Open
MARVIN FAITH 9820300 Panama Rotterdam Netherlands 3 months 12 Georgia, Russia Open
ALI BEY 9070515 Panama Constanta Romania $256,010 12 Syria Open
HADI 27 9463827 Bahrain Port Tanagih Saudi Arabia $132,000 16 Egypt, India, Sri Lanka, Russia, Ukraine Open
SEA CONDOR 8521059 Mongolia Cadiz Spain tbc 3 Myanmar Open
SAI ARAMBH 9115456 India Colombo Sri Lanka tbc 19 India Open
LADY CAROLINE 7909619 Syria Latakia Syria tbc 6 India Open
DE YUN 9036894 Belize Taipei Taiwan 19 months 8 China, Myanmar Open
SHUI JING LING 8627309 Mongolia Taichung Taiwan 5 months 20 Myanmar, Taiwan Open
YU HAI DA 8347882 China Taipei Taiwan $280,000 4 Myanmar Open
AN DA 8742379 Sierra Leone Koahsiung Taiwan $24,000 4 Myanmar Open
RITCHI MARU 8805779 Sierra Leone Kaohsiung Taiwan $338,000 14 China, India, Myanmar Open
JOLLY LIZZY 7813145 Togo Lome Togo $83,820 6 Ghana, Togo Open
BTMAX 1 8108949 Bolivia Port of Spain Trinidad tbc 8 Honduras Open
OLGA GOLOVUSHKINA 9736688 Malta Istanbul Turkey $308,805 tbc tbc Open
MUGAN 9575333 Malta Istanbul Turkey $262,404 tbc tbc Open
MUBARIZ IBRAHIMOV 9575292 Malta Istanbul Turkey $220,000 10 Azerbaijan, Russia Open
NEREUS 9160308 Panama Dubai UAE $284,739 14 Sri Lanka Open
MARSOL DRAGON 9645968 Panama Abu Dhabi UAE $131,288 20 Egypt, India, Ukraine Open
SEA POWER 9322126 Marshall Islands Jebel Ali UAE $20,468 25 Greece, India, Philippines Open
STERLING 8413174 St Kitts & Nevis Khor Fakkan UAE $21,200 2 Indonesia, Sri Lanka Open
SERRANO 9167083 Togo Jebel Ali UAE 3 months 19 Egypt Open
AIZDIHAR 8906846 Tanzania Sharjah UAE $195,000 26 Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Syria, Open
STEADY KESTREL 9754264 Singapore Hamriya Freeport UAE 3 months 15 India, Indonesia, Jordan, Phillipines, Russia, Ukraine Open
UNSM POWER 9332573 Panama Mina Zayed UAE tbc 11 Indonesia, Philippines, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine Open
GAS ROMA 9046784 Panama Khor Fakkan UAE 3 months 25 Moldova, Russia, Ukraine Open
GAS AMAZON 9038763 Panama Khor Fakkan UAE $226,000 17 Ukraine Open