57 Ukrainian Seafarers Back Home

57 Ukrainian Seafarers Back Home

Through the joint efforts of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), the Marine Transport Workers’ Trade Union of Ukraine (MTWTU), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and its diplomatic …
Aug 20, 2018 /  Accidents
ITF urges Hutchison Ports to improve global health and safety operations following a serious workplace incident in Australia

ITF urges Hutchison Ports to improve global health and safety operations following a serious workplace incident in Australia

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) urges Hutchison Ports to address a pattern of serious health and safety incidents across their global operations, as a dockworker remains in a critical …
Apr 24, 2018 /  Curious
ITF Condemns the Panama Canal Authority issuing sanctions against Tugboat Captains

ITF Condemns the Panama Canal Authority issuing sanctions against Tugboat Captains

The International Transport Worker’s Federation (ITF) condemns the actions of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) in issuing sanctions against Tugboat Captains. The Tugboat Captains are refusing to perform …
Apr 17, 2018 /  Curious
ITF calls on Australian Federal Police to investigate another “Man Overboard”

ITF calls on Australian Federal Police to investigate another “Man Overboard”

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has called for an immediate investigation into the disappearance of 45-year-old seafarer, Arnel Gillo who was reported missing on the 13th March 2018 on the …
Mar 21, 2018 /  Accidents
Australia bans Greek-owned bulk carrier MV Rena for not paying crew wages

Australia bans Greek-owned bulk carrier MV Rena for not paying crew wages

The Australian authorities have banned a Bahamas-flagged ship from Australian ports for six months after the ITF complained that it had not paid wages due to the crew for several months, in breach of the Maritime Labour …
Aug 9, 2017 /  Vessels
ITF: Embattled Qaaswa crew safely home

ITF: Embattled Qaaswa crew safely home

The embattled 15 crew members of the tanker Qaaswa, marooned off Tunisia for months, are now safely home with most of their owed wages – thanks to the ITF. Paul Falzon, ITF contact in Malta, has been helping the …
Jun 30, 2017 /  Curious
ITF calls for action over kidnapped crew of the BBC Caribbean in the Gulf of Guinea

ITF calls for action over kidnapped crew of the BBC Caribbean in the Gulf of Guinea

The ITF and its member unions ver.di, the SUR (Seafarers’ Union of Russia) and MTWTU (Marine Transport Workers' Trade Union of Ukraine) are calling for a fast but reasoned response to the kidnapping of eight crew …
Feb 10, 2017 /  Piracy
UPDATE: Hong Kong shipowner finally issues vital funds to detained vessel (Video)

UPDATE: Hong Kong shipowner finally issues vital funds to detained vessel (Video)

The Hong Kong owners of Five Stars Fujian have at last paid for much-needed supplies to the vessel, which has been detained by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) since August 12. The crew members of …
Aug 19, 2016 /  Vessels
Coal ship owners ‘vanished’ while unpaid crew left without supplies

Coal ship owners ‘vanished’ while unpaid crew left without supplies

The Australian Council of Mission to Seafarers has committed up to $10,000 after the Australian Marine Safety Authority found a coal ship’s crew weren’t paid wages in more than two months and its food …
Aug 15, 2016 /  Vessels
SRI Launch New Film To Raise Awareness Of Abandonment Of Seafarers (Video)

SRI Launch New Film To Raise Awareness Of Abandonment Of Seafarers (Video)

In the run up to the International Day of the Seafarer on June 25, 2016, SRI has released a short hard-hitting film designed to raise awareness of the ever present risk of seafarers facing abandonment. Drawing on …
Jun 25, 2016 /  Curious