Abandonment is characterised by the severance of ties between the shipowner and the seafarer. Abandonment occurs when the shipowner fails to fulfil certain fundamental obligations to the seafarer relating to timely repatriation and payment of outstanding remuneration and to provision of the basic necessities of life, inter alia, adequate food, accommodation and medical care. Abandonment will have occurred when the master of the ship has been left without any financial means in respect of ship operation.

Source: IMO Resolution A.930(22), Guidelines on Provision of Financial Security in Case of Abandonment of Seafarers, 17 December 2001, International Maritime Organization. Regulatory Guidance



Act of personnel onboard leaving an installation in an emergency.

Source: ISO 13702:2015, Petroleum and natural gas industries — Control and mitigation of fires and explosions on offshore production installations — Requirements and guidelines, Second Edition, August 2015. Global Standards

Source: ISO 15544:2000, Petroleum and natural gas industries – Offshore production installations – Requirements and guidelines for emergency. Global Standards



Abandon, in relation to a well, means to seal the well in order to render it permanently inoperative, and abandonment has a corresponding meaning.

Source: Health and Safety in Employment (Petroleum Exploration and Extraction) Regulations 2013, SR 2013/208, New Zealand, as of May 2013. Regulations

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