2000 – 2003
Indonesian Flagged Cargo Ship MV Jelita was auctioned at the
Mombasa High Court on 17th
June 2002 at a throwaway price of K.Shs. 12.8 Million instead of
K.Shs. 40 Million, which is her value.
vessel was sold to raise funds for the repatriation of 23 members
of Indonesians Crew who were in Mombasa since October 2001 when
the Ship was arrested after they raised complaint against the ship
Crewmembers accused the ship owner of neglecting them by not
supplying them with food, ship’s fuel and wages.
from the sale of the vessel was also used to pay the ship chandler
who have been supplying the ship with the necessities.
abandoned seafarers were repatriated back to Indonesia in June
2002 with only 60% of their total claim.
Tanzania flagged fishing vessel is since 2001 under arrest at the
port of Mombasa for unpaid wages of Seafarers amounting to US$
100,000.00, 12 crewmembers of the fishing vessel have already gone
home on their own except (3) three crewmembers who are still
stranded at the Mombasa port.
abandoned Seafarers are facing hardships. They are literally
starving and are dependent on handouts from sympathizers.
admiralty cause of the vessel is still pending at the Mombasa High
Crewmembers were Tanzanian Nationals.
VILLE DE SIMA III
(10) crewmembers of the Tanzanian Flagged Cargo Ship MV Villie De
Sima III were on November 7th
2000 abandoned at the Port of Mombasa.
ship was arrested in February 2001 to force the owners of vessel
to supply food and pay the crewmembers their outstanding dues
amounting to US$ 39,160.00.
a long struggle, the local ship agent paid four (4) crewmembers
who were repatriated to their home country of Tanzania in January
five (5) officers and a cadet officer were not paid anything.
forced the crewmembers to go back to court for orders to auction
the vessel. Where upon the matter was settled on 18th
stranded crewmembers are comprised of 1 Madagascar, 1 Mozambican,
1 Comoroes, 1 Tanzanian and 2 Kenyan Nationals. The Comoroes
seaman has gone back to his native country.
BEIRA 7 AND BEIRA 9
Korean flagged fishing vessels FV Beira 7 and Beira 9 are under
arrest at the Mombasa Port since June this year.
fishing trawlers were arrested to force the owner pay 21 crew
members of the vessels their outstanding dues amounting to over
the crewmembers have been repatriated back to their respective
home countries in September and October this year the matter is
still pending at the Mombasa High Court.
crewmembers were comprised of 2 Koreans, 5 Indonesians, 5 Chinese,
8 Vietnamese and a Russian.
Georgian Seafarers were held captive by Somali Warlords for seven
months before they managed to over power their captors in February
2003 and sail the Korean flagged ship Mt Jenlil towards Yemen.
crewmembers of a Korean fishing vessel FV Beira 3 are since 8th
June 2003 held captive at Port Kismayo by Somali Warlords.
captors are demanding US$ 958,000.00 as fishing royalties from the
ship owner. The hostages are comprised of 3 Koreans, 9 Indonesians
and 9 Kenyans.
(4) Seafarers and four (4) divers are since July this year held
captive at Port Elmaan some 25Km North of the capital city of
hostages who are Ukreanian Nationals are crewmembers of a
Kingstown registered cargo ship MV Sea Wind.
(5) Kenyan, a Ugandan and two (2) Tanzanian Seafarers are since
last October abandoned aboard the Tanzanian registered oil tanker
MT Beacon near port Tanga, Tanzania.
1,042 GRT oil tanker is anchored near Tanga under mysterious
circumstances for she is on the run from the Mozambican police
after her master siphoned a 1,000 tons of gas oil and illegally
transshipped the cargo into a Korean flagged oil tanker MT Ally.
Mwangura , Mombasa , Kenya , December 5, 2003